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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2019 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 533 occupations in Hawaii.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
23,450
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Waiters and waitresses
16,340
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
16,130
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
13,960
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
13,920
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
13,060
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Office clerks, general
12,940
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Registered nurses
11,550
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
9
General and operations managers
11,330
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
10
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
11,090
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
10,300
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
Security guards
9,830
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
13
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
9,100
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
14
Stock clerks and order fillers
8,620
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
Cooks, restaurant
8,500
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
16
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
8,140
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
17
Food preparation workers
7,890
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
18
Carpenters
7,730
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
19
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
7,720
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Customer service representatives
7,700
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
21
Maintenance and repair workers, general
7,450
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
22
Construction laborers
7,380
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
23
Teacher assistants
7,370
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
24
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
7,110
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
25
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
6,950
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
26
Elementary school teachers, except special education
6,680
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
27
Nursing assistants
5,650
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
28
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
5,540
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
29
Business operations specialists, all other
5,350
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
30
Accountants and auditors
5,340
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
31
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
5,240
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
32
Managers, all other
5,240
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
33
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
5,190
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
34
Light truck or delivery services drivers
5,180
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Property, real estate, and community association managers
4,450
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Electricians
4,370
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
37
Home health aides
4,330
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
38
Personal care aides
4,250
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
39
Dishwashers
4,100
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
40
Childcare workers
4,020
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
41
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
3,930
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
42
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
3,920
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
43
Painters, construction and maintenance
3,680
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearNo formal educational credential
44
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
3,570
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
45
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
3,570
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Receptionists and information clerks
3,520
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
47
Sales representatives, services, all other
3,480
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
48
Bartenders
3,250
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
49
Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
3,250
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
50
Medical assistants
3,160
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award