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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Rhode Island

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Rhode Island (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Rhode Island are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Rhode Island is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $185,330. The second highest paying job is judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates (average salary $182,360). The salary and the employment information in Rhode Island is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Rhode Island

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$185,330
160
2 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$182,360
110
3 General Dentists
$172,750
340
4 Psychiatrists
$168,710
210
5 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$156,450
2,500
6 General Pediatricians
$155,850
120
7 Other Specialists Dentists
$146,630
0
8 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$142,630
100
9 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$133,080
130
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$129,640
360
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,960
1,070
12 Sales Managers
$124,790
840
13 Financial Managers
$123,450
2,910
14 Purchasing Managers
$123,200
170
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$122,600
70
16 Human Resources Managers
$121,660
330
17 General and Operations Managers
$121,470
6,390
18 Marketing Managers
$118,400
440
19 Physicists
$117,160
60
20 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$117,140
1,080
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$117,120
120
22 Pharmacists
$114,460
1,220
23 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$113,580
380
24 Veterinarians
$113,100
210
25 Optometrists
$111,200
150
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$110,630
270
27 Physician Assistants
$108,880
250
28 Construction Managers
$108,420
460
29 All Other Managers
$108,310
860
30 Computer Network Architects
$106,930
300
31 Lawyers
$106,610
1,680
32 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$106,290
100
33 Systems Software Developers
$103,230
1,800
34 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$102,130
260
35 Nurse Practitioners
$100,400
470
36 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$100,190
820
37 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$100,010
60
38 Medical and Health Services Managers
$99,940
1,470
39 Training and Development Managers
$99,250
70
40 Radiation Therapists
$97,780
0
41 Industrial Production Managers
$97,110
440
42 Electrical Engineers
$96,820
350
43 Engineers, All Other
$95,860
550
44 Nurse Midwives
$94,980
0
45 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,860
680
46 Administrative Services Managers
$94,680
630
47 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$94,380
490
48 Applications Software Developers
$91,990
1,550
49 Other Physical Scientists
$91,180
40
50 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$90,550
1,080
51 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$90,340
120
52 Computer Hardware Engineers
$90,170
230
53 Environmental Engineers
$89,340
290
54 Other Education Administrators
$88,650
80
55 Civil Engineers
$88,100
680
56 Information Security Analysts
$87,880
180
57 Mechanical Engineers
$87,640
1,000
58 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$87,610
60
59 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$87,320
160
60 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$86,730
0
61 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$86,100
310
62 Materials Engineers
$85,330
50
63 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$85,070
110
64 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$84,720
40
65 Industrial Engineers
$84,610
540
66 Database Administrators
$84,230
430
67 Other Biological Scientists
$83,570
40
68 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$82,950
160
69 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$82,790
160
70 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$82,560
110
71 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$81,520
250
72 Computer Systems Analysts
$81,080
1,650
73 Conservation Scientists
$81,060
50
74 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$80,940
90
75 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$80,880
580
76 Audiologists
$80,780
30
77 Lodging Managers
$80,190
80
78 Emergency Management Directors
$80,000
30
79 Podiatrists
$79,420
60
80 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$79,340
190
81 Postsecondary History Teachers
$78,780
220
82 Computer Programmers
$78,730
1,140
83 Management Analysts
$78,360
3,350
84 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$78,180
0
85 Other Computer Occupations
$78,170
800
86 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$78,070
180
87 Chemists
$78,070
180
88 Statisticians
$78,070
40
89 Occupational Therapists
$77,840
440
90 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$77,780
170
91 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$77,360
240
92 Physical Therapists
$77,280
990
93 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$77,260
70
94 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$77,230
1,680
95 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$77,080
300
96 Speech-Language Pathologists
$76,860
440
97 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$76,850
90
98 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$76,650
130
99 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,580
30
100 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$75,990
190
101 Social and Community Service Managers
$75,910
550
102 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$75,910
130
103 Registered Nurses
$75,690
11,800
104 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$75,620
40
105 Surveyors
$75,600
90
106 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$74,970
690
107 Actuaries
$74,790
180
108 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$74,760
270
109 Technical Writers
$74,680
200
110 Other Engineering Technicians
$74,610
190
111 Other Therapists
$73,880
40
112 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$73,750
740
113 Credit Analysts
$73,230
200
114 Labor Relations Specialists
$73,010
520
115 Logisticians
$72,960
240
116 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$72,870
50
117 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$72,710
80
118 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$72,700
390
119 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$72,440
390
120 Urban and Regional Planners
$72,160
150
121 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$72,080
510
122 Financial Examiners
$72,070
250
123 Other Social Workers
$71,830
80
124 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$71,800
4,080
125 Health Educators
$71,750
310
126 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$71,530
150
127 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$71,470
0
128 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$71,390
170
129 Unknown
$71,240
1,110
130 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$71,230
450
131 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$70,930
50
132 Financial Analysts
$70,840
1,310
133 Accountants and Auditors
$70,820
4,080
134 Web Developers
$70,440
340
135 Dental Hygienists
$70,410
1,030
136 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$70,250
2,410
137 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$69,950
600
138 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$69,740
300
139 Food Service Managers
$69,670
430
140 Biomedical Engineers
$69,370
0
141 Other Financial Specialists
$69,150
780
142 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$69,030
140
143 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$68,790
330
144 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$68,790
4,440
145 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$68,700
120
146 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$68,610
240
147 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$68,430
0
148 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$68,310
580
149 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,190
90
150 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$68,180
620
151 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$68,090
660
152 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$68,020
390
153 Other Business Operations Specialists
$67,830
1,850
154 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$67,680
610
155 Power Plant Operators
$67,560
70
156 Budget Analysts
$67,560
430
157 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$66,940
830
158 Training and Development Specialists
$66,920
570
159 Radiologic Technologists
$66,730
700
160 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$66,270
430
161 Cost Estimators
$66,190
470
162 Compliance Officers
$65,600
580
163 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$65,520
1,050
164 Operations Research Analysts
$65,260
380
165 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$64,840
190
166 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$64,640
110
167 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$64,050
920
168 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$63,940
380
169 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$63,710
1,540
170 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$63,650
550
171 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,610
1,330
172 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$63,340
0
173 Funeral Service Managers
$62,530
0
174 All Other Special Education Teachers
$62,220
520
175 Librarians
$62,100
630
176 Respiratory Therapists
$62,010
390
177 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$61,890
1,100
178 Insurance Sales Agents
$60,930
1,170
179 Insurance Underwriters
$60,840
580
180 Reporters and Correspondents
$60,750
130
181 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$60,700
100
182 Loan Officers
$60,630
940
183 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$60,620
230
184 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,540
1,430
185 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$60,440
240
186 Human Resources Specialists
$60,320
1,240
187 Property, Real Estate Managers
$60,110
670
188 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$59,950
2,630
189 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$59,880
5,090
190 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$59,730
420
191 Healthcare Social Workers
$59,570
590
192 Food Scientists and Technologists
$59,270
30
193 Architectural and Civil Drafters
$58,650
280
194 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$58,260
490
195 Chiropractors
$58,220
130
196 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$57,830
210
197 Writers and Authors
$57,820
90
198 Fundraisers
$57,800
490
199 Public Relations Specialists
$57,640
1,070
200 Medical Equipment Repairers
$57,580
100

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