Salaries by Job Title: How Much Money Does Everyone Earn in Hawai‘i?

Everyone wants to know how much money everyone else makes—even more now given the gloomy economy. Take a look and find out how your paycheck stacks up.


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POLITICIANS

$174,000
U.S. Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye and U.S. Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono

$117,306
Gov. Linda Lingle.
This is after a 5 percent pay reduction set in 2009, but does not include additional  reductions as a result of mandated furloughs.

$114,420
Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona
This is after a 5 percent pay reduction set by Gov. Linda Lingle and the Legislature in 2009, but does not include additional reductions as a result of mandated furloughs. 
 


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$114,422
Barry Fukunaga, chief of staff.
This is after a 5 percent pay reduction set by Lingle and the Legislature in 2009, but does not include additional reductions as a result of mandated furloughs. 

$108,973
Tier 2 State Department Directors.This includes the state Departments of Health, Transportation, Accounting and General Services and Commerce and Consumer Affairs. These department directors also received a 5 percent pay reduction and were furloughed.

$103,512
Tier 3 and 4 State Department Directors
This includes the state Departments of Human Resources, Labor and Industrial Relations, Land and Natural Resources, Business Economic Development and Tourism, Agriculture, Hawaiian Home Lands, Public Safety and Human Resources Development. Department directors also received a 5 percent pay reduction and were furloughed.

$46,273
State Legislators. The Legislative session consists of 60 working days from January through May. Legislators received a 36 percent pay raise in January 2009, up from $35,900, but later in 2009 received a 5 percent pay reduction. 

$129,612
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann
Hannemann received a 6.5 percent raise in 2008, but the following year took a 5 percent pay reduction.

$109,152
Big Island Mayor William “Billy” Kenoi
As of last July, Kenoi mandated that all city department heads and appointees—including himself—take one furlough day per month. “We still come in to work that day but it’s a freebie,” says Desiree Cruz, the mayor’s public relations specialist.

$58,596
Todd Apo, Honolulu City Council chair

$52,446
Honolulu City Council members
The Council members received a 6.5 percent pay raise in 2008.

$59,004
Haunani Apoliona, Office of Hawaiian Affairs chair

$51,756
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees
 

CIVIL SERVANTS

$28,836 to $44,412
DMV clerk

$32,980
City park groundskeeper

$62,424 to $92,400
Liquor Control
investigator, top scale

$46,236
Automated refuse collection equipment operator, a.k.a., garbage truck driver
 

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