*Note that this post has been shared hundreds of thousands of times over the last year and a half, but the information is from early 2016. Hawaii’s Department of Education conducts out-of-state recruitment trips during the spring and summer. Trips for the 2017-18 school year have concluded. You can still apply for a teaching job in Hawaii at the link below.
By: Linda Lee
Hawaii is currently experiencing a teacher shortage, and the state has 1,600 vacancies to fill before the school year starts again in the fall. The main challenge is finding employees who will actually stay in Hawaii.
Hawaii has one of the highest teacher turnover rates in the nation and this is more so for people who come from the mainland. They say they can’t live there and they leave, and then Hawaii has to go back and recruit once again. So this cycle just continually happens.
The average teacher salary is $56,000, for teachers hired in “special education, secondary mathematics and secondary science.”
If interested in applying for a position, head to the DoED website HERE for information.