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New Report Offers Details on Technology Industry in Hawaii

Apr 03, 2017

CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to nearly 2,000 tech businesses and 15,000-plus tech professionals

Honolulu, Hawaii – Technology industry employment in Hawaii recorded a modest decline in 2016, according to Cyberstates 2017™, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released today by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

The tech industry workforce declined by an estimated 47 jobs, a drop of less than 1 percent. Hawaii is home to an estimated 15,380 tech industry workers.

Technology occupations across all other industries in Hawaii – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 19,400 in 2016.

The tech sector accounts for an estimated 3.3 percent ($2.6 billion) of the overall state economy.

The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Hawaii was an estimated $81,600 in 2016, 72 percent higher than the average state wage ($47,500).

Other Key Findings

  • Hawaii ranks 30th among all states in the Cyberstates 2017 Innovation Score, which is based on an analysis of new tech patents, tech startups and new tech business establishments on a per capita basis.
  • An estimated 2,072 tech business establishments are located in Hawaii.
  • Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer user support specialists (1,450) and network and computer systems administrators (1,340).
  • The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the category of telecommunications services (+ 2.7 percent).
  • Employers across the state posted an estimated 1,375 job openings for tech occupations in Q4 2016.

Cyberstates 2017 is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Estimates for 2016 are subject to change as government data is revised and updated. The complete report with full national, state and metropolitan level data is available at

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