Salaries, Benefits, and Support

Learn the details of HIDOE’s salary structures and bonus offerings, teacher retirement plan and pension fund, health benefits, service and incentive awards, tax deferred programs and tax-sheltered annuities, and an array of other support services.  If you have any questions, please email us at or call us at (808) 441-8444.

Salary Information:

The collective bargaining contract establishes the annual salary rates for new teachers. The Teachers’ Salary Schedule for SY 2022-2023 can be viewed here.

Relocation Bonus Information for the 2022-2023 School Year:

We are pleased to announce that we have secured limited funding to provide a one-time, taxable $2,000 or $3,000 (hard-to-staff schools) relocation bonus for eligible individuals who are recruited from out-of-state and hired for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

All of the following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the relocation bonus:

  • Relocated from out-of-state;
  • Recruited from out-of-state with a “Current” out-of-state mailing address at the time of job offer and acceptance;
  • Completed a State Approved Teacher Preparation Program prior to relocation and effective date of employment;
  • Contracted in a teacher, counselor, or librarian position for school year 2022-2023;
  • Newly hired employee or re-employed following a break in service of at least two years from last termination date of employment.

The payout of the relocation bonus will be dependent upon the qualifying individual’s effective date of employment.
If you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Recruitment Unit at 808-441-8444 or write us at


Salary Differentials:

Shortage differentials for Hawaii licensed classroom teachers in Special Education ($10,000), Hard-to-Staff Locations ($3,000-$8,000) and Hawaiian Language Immersion Programs ($8,000) will continue through school year 2022-2023.  Read the 2022-2023 here


In addition to providing important services to the education of our children, employment with the Department has many benefits including 18 days of paid leave, paid holidays, health plans and a pension plan.  Our benefits brochure is available here

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HIDOE-HSTA Collective Bargaining Agreement:

The exclusive representative for teachers, counselors and librarians (Unit 05) is the Hawaii State Teachers Association.  The 2021-2023 collective bargaining agreement can be found here.

Offered a Position?

Your School SASA will provide you with your new hire paperwork and forms to complete.  In the meantime, you can view the online New Teacher Orientation