Hawaii Journalism and Communications Careers, Salaries, and Associations
Editing positions in the state of Hawaii pay significantly higher than the national median. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage is over $78,400. There are hundreds of editing positions represented in the state, and the average salary is higher than California.
Only the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New York have better overall annual mean salaries. The Honolulu metropolitan area ranks seventh overall across the country, beating out areas like Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim in California and Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk in Connecticut.
The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers local support and advocacy for a free press, transparent government, and journalism education. Services and programs they provide include internship opportunities for college students, contests that award talented individuals in the profession, and conferences that bring together experts in the field.
Gridiron Hawaii is a news parody program with various skits making fun of recent events and showcases artistry by the professionals in the industry. The event takes place every two years in Honolulu.