Over 9% of Honolulu Workers are Remote: Report

In Honolulu, the median income for remote workers reaches $66,800 per year, with 39.1% of them earning $75,000 or more annually.

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The share of remote workers in Honolulu has grown to 9.2% of workers over 16 years of age—and with 54% of them female, the Hawaii capital city has the fifth highest percentage of female remote workers in the western U.S.

The findings come from a report published by CoworkingMag, which both covers and provides original research around the coworking industry. The online publication is linked to CoworkingCafe.

Additional highlights for Honolulu:

  • Millennials and Gen Xers dominate the scene in Honolulu, the two generations accounting for 35.2% and 33.4% of remote workers, respectively.
  • In Honolulu, the median income for remote workers reaches $66,800 per year, with 39.1% of them earning $75,000 or more annually.
  • 54.8% of remote workers in this metro area have a BA degree or above, and the most common industries for remote workers in Honolulu are professional, scientific, managerial, and administrative (with 20.8% of the total remote workforce operating in them), followed by sectors providing social services, health care, and education (19.2%).
  • The Western region of the U.S. leads the nation in remote work, with a whopping 17.4% of its workforce enjoying flexible work arrangements.

According to CoworkingMag, even within the U.S. west, there is significant variation in the representation of remote workers.

“For instance, in San Francisco and Seattle, the share of remote workers reaches 27% and 25%, respectively. Conversely, in two California metros — Bakersfield and Modesto — telecommuters account for only 7%, which just goes to show that, even within the same state, the remote workforce can be unevenly distributed,” the publication observed.

Nationally, the gender split is relatively even. However, the report notes, “in Albuquerque, NM, 60% of the remote workers are female, while the same percentage applies to the male remote workforce in Provo, UT.”

The report includes an interactive online tool to allow further exploration of the remote worker profile.

Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash.

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