Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is 170.
  • Social Workers in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina earn an average of $61,240 per year or $29.44 per hour.
  • The percentage of Hawaii Social Workers who work in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is less than 1%.

Rankings for Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

  • Ranks #2 in Hawaii for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Hawaii for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #38 in the nation for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #347 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Social Workers earn an average of $61,240 or $29.44 per hour which is almost same as Hawaii average salary of $61,790.

AverageKahului-Wailuku-LahainaHawaii% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.44$29.71-0.91%
Annual Salary$61,240$61,790-0.89%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Social Workers earn an average of $61,240 or $29.44 per hour which is 11% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageKahului-Wailuku-LahainaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.44$26.3911.56%
Annual Salary$61,240$54,88011.59%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina earns an average annual salary of $56,168 which compares to the Hawaii average annual salary of $61,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is 9% higher than the Hawaii average, which means Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Hawaii average.

  • Hawaii average salary is $61,790.
  • Hawaii cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,175.
  • Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina average salary is $61,240.
  • Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,168.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina$61,240109.03%$56,168
Hawaii$61,790111.99%$55,175
U.S.$54,880$54,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, 50% of Social Workers earn between $48,940 and $72,680 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $78,610, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $39,510, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $39,510
15%2 – 4 years26$39,510 – $48,940
25%5 – 9 years42$48,940 – $59,610
25%10 – 14 years42$59,610 – $72,680
15%15 – 20 years26$59,610 – $78,610
10%20+ years17Above $78,610
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $61,240, Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($107,780), Health Care Social Workers ($74,910), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($65,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$107,780
Health Care Social Workers$74,910
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,860
Social Workers$61,240
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is 170.

Social Workers earn an average of $61,240 per year or $29.44 per hour in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Social Workers earn an average of $56,168 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($107,780), Health Care Social Workers($74,910), Substance Abuse Counselors($65,860).


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