I fly for Hawaiian and yes I’m based in Oahu. I’m originally from NY and my Regional was ExpressJet flying out of EWR. I always had a love of the islands and was fortunate enough to be hired here. As a pilot on eof the great benefits is the ability to commute but that also can be both stressful and challenging. There are no US carriers with VI bases so that means a commute for you. It can be done but know you’ll be losing days off getting back and forth.
As for careers that allow travel I have to say there are definitely easier and far less expensive options. Flight Attendants travel just like the pilots do and there’s no 9mos of training, 2yrs of flight instructing or $70k in loans. Not trying to talk you out of anything but if your desire is not to be on the flight deck or you don’t enjoy flying planes then save your money.
Here’s a link that explains the pay. The range (as with many jobs including being an airline pilot) is dependent on how much you work: https://atpflightschool.com/airline-career-pilot-program/guaranteed-cfi-job.html