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Physics Schools In Hawaii

There are 2 accredited physics schools in Hawaii for faculty who teach physics classes to choose from. The trends in Hawaii's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:


  1. University of Hawaii at Hilo

    200 W Kawili St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa

    2600 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Room 001, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Physics Employment

Hawaii 80
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Hawaii state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Hawaii

90 60 70 70 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physics professionals is shrinking in Hawaii. There were 10 less physics professionals working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has shrunk by 11% in Hawaii. This is faster than the trend for physics professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$81,020 $78,960 $94,270 $100,700 $97,670
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Hawaii. In 2006 physics professionals made a mean salary of $81,020 per year, and in 2010 they made $97,670 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Hawaii

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Hawaii state, within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physics professionals earn 142% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Physics professionals in Hawaii earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in Hawaii state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physics schools in Hawaii state is increasing. In 2006 there were 13 physics graduates from physics courses in Hawaii and in 2010 there were 15 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii by 15%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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