Military Money By the Numbers

“How Much Does Military Spending Add to Hawaii’s Economy?” is the name of a study by the Rand National Defense Research Institute. Here are numbers from the report, including some that received little media attention when it was released in June.

$6.5 Billion

Direct military spending in Hawaii from 2007 to 2009

$12.2 Billion

How much military spending increased gross state product in same three years


Direct military and civilian jobs – 16 percent of state’s labor force

$113 Million

State taxes paid over three years by active duty members, Department of Defense civilian employees and reservists

$72 Million

Amount paid over three years by military to local healthcare providers outside of military facilities


Median annual earnings for active-duty personnel based in Hawaii.


Median annual earnings for civilian employees of the military in Hawaii, compared with $37,400 for all full-time Hawaii workers.


Military spouses who work full-time or part-time

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