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Social Work Schools In Hawaii

In Hawaii, there are 3 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the state of Hawaii, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Hawaii Pacific University

    1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2785

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Brigham Young University-Hawaii

    55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, Hawaii 96762-1294

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Social Work Employment

Hawaii 2,950
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Hawaii.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Hawaii

2,360 2,490 2,490 2,980 2,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Hawaii, social work is a growing field. In Hawaii, 590 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has grown by 25% in Hawaii. This is faster than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$52,065 $53,275 $53,625 $52,838 $53,162
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to social workers are growing in Hawaii. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $52,065 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,162 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Hawaii

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 2% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 120% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Hawaii.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Hawaii

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Hawaii, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited social work schools in Hawaii is increasing. In 2006, 124 students graduated from social work courses in Hawaii. And in 2010, 191 students graduated.

Thus there was a 54% percent increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. Most of these graduates, or 43%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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