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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 psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $205,800. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $203,340). The salary and the employment information in Rhode Island is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Rhode Island

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$205,800
320
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$203,340
2,020
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$194,940
60
4 General Internists
$194,640
200
5 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$184,930
110
6 General Dentists
$152,780
280
7 Family and General Practitioners
$149,640
210
8 General Pediatricians
$145,870
190
9 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$140,810
110
10 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$140,780
70
11 Marketing Managers
$138,160
550
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$137,860
1,160
13 Sales Managers
$137,700
850
14 Human Resources Managers
$136,790
340
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$132,010
380
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$131,450
260
17 Financial Managers
$127,060
2,400
18 Training and Development Managers
$126,470
60
19 Purchasing Managers
$125,450
200
20 General and Operations Managers
$122,130
6,640
21 Veterinarians
$121,200
190
22 Sales Engineers
$121,140
140
23 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$120,190
1,160
24 Natural Sciences Managers
$119,920
90
25 Pharmacists
$117,220
1,440
26 Physicists
$117,160
60
27 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$114,900
430
28 Lawyers
$114,770
1,800
29 Computer Network Architects
$113,940
350
30 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$112,140
280
31 Electrical Engineers
$108,970
430
32 All Other Managers
$108,590
820
33 Materials Engineers
$108,260
40
34 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$106,290
100
35 Nurse Midwives
$106,280
40
36 Nurse Practitioners
$106,150
630
37 Construction Managers
$105,780
480
38 Systems Software Developers
$105,470
1,110
39 Administrative Services Managers
$104,990
670
40 Other Psychologists
$104,780
60
41 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$102,520
420
42 Industrial Production Managers
$102,190
410
43 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$100,800
850
44 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$100,690
710
45 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,550
1,380
46 Information Security Analysts
$100,130
340
47 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$99,680
200
48 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$98,790
70
49 Emergency Management Directors
$95,820
40
50 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,560
190
51 Engineers, All Other
$95,150
440
52 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$95,010
290
53 Radiation Therapists
$94,820
0
54 Physician Assistants
$94,790
290
55 Optometrists
$94,500
180
56 Computer Systems Analysts
$94,080
1,820
57 Other Education Administrators
$93,310
70
58 Applications Software Developers
$92,790
2,180
59 Database Administrators
$92,590
430
60 Industrial Engineers
$91,010
590
61 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$90,600
130
62 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$90,430
90
63 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$88,940
90
64 Other Biological Scientists
$88,840
40
65 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$88,590
90
66 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$88,420
340
67 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$88,400
280
68 Environmental Engineers
$88,110
200
69 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$87,610
60
70 Mechanical Engineers
$87,190
1,210
71 Social and Community Service Managers
$86,920
500
72 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$86,880
110
73 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$86,720
1,120
74 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$86,370
1,750
75 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$86,280
760
76 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$85,020
30
77 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$84,630
260
78 Actuaries
$83,090
190
79 Financial Examiners
$83,060
360
80 Civil Engineers
$82,740
780
81 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$82,640
30
82 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$82,130
40
83 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$81,990
150
84 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$81,410
160
85 Other Computer Occupations
$80,800
1,050
86 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,460
100
87 Statisticians
$80,430
30
88 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$80,390
40
89 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$80,310
40
90 Physical Therapists
$80,190
910
91 Management Analysts
$80,150
2,720
92 Budget Analysts
$79,700
170
93 Landscape Architects
$79,600
100
94 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$79,340
200
95 Occupational Therapists
$79,250
440
96 Other Engineering Technicians
$79,230
160
97 Web Developers
$79,010
400
98 Computer Programmers
$79,000
1,150
99 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$78,940
620
100 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$78,920
120
101 Chemists
$78,740
190
102 Health Educators
$78,010
260
103 Speech-Language Pathologists
$77,940
330
104 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$77,660
610
105 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$77,630
300
106 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$77,410
240
107 Postsecondary History Teachers
$77,340
200
108 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,620
40
109 Property, Real Estate Managers
$76,310
650
110 Training and Development Specialists
$75,950
810
111 Other Social Workers
$75,680
90
112 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$75,580
150
113 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$75,490
60
114 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$75,420
500
115 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$74,980
160
116 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$74,830
60
117 Technical Writers
$74,820
170
118 Accountants and Auditors
$74,520
4,550
119 Registered Nurses
$74,320
12,150
120 Urban and Regional Planners
$74,210
140
121 Dental Hygienists
$74,160
1,070
122 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,120
2,160
123 Logisticians
$74,020
410
124 Financial Analysts
$73,920
1,070
125 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$73,670
140
126 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$73,160
200
127 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$73,150
700
128 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$72,740
170
129 Interior Designers
$72,320
170
130 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$72,170
110
131 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$72,060
350
132 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$71,350
150
133 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$71,170
520
134 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$71,070
670
135 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$70,770
1,400
136 Biomedical Engineers
$70,580
40
137 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$70,330
80
138 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$70,300
250
139 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$70,220
390
140 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$70,160
170
141 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$70,120
530
142 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$69,720
60
143 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$69,620
340
144 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$69,570
3,480
145 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,560
360
146 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$69,500
530
147 Other Teachers and Instructors
$69,420
1,150
148 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,250
60
149 Art Directors
$69,070
60
150 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$68,860
820
151 Food Service Managers
$68,850
390
152 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$68,610
50
153 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$68,530
1,800
154 Other Therapists
$68,450
200
155 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$68,380
260
156 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$68,230
120
157 Insurance Underwriters
$67,940
420
158 Other Financial Specialists
$67,710
690
159 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$67,680
160
160 Compliance Officers
$67,510
570
161 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$67,120
3,690
162 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$67,020
320
163 Lodging Managers
$65,950
80
164 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,630
1,870
165 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$65,560
170
166 Public Relations Specialists
$65,130
1,150
167 Operations Research Analysts
$64,900
460
168 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$64,780
1,720
169 Respiratory Therapists
$64,760
360
170 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$64,530
1,520
171 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$64,500
390
172 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$64,290
240
173 Real Estate Brokers
$64,270
70
174 Stonemasons
$64,230
60
175 Radiologic Technologists
$64,160
820
176 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$64,150
540
177 Human Resources Specialists
$64,130
1,790
178 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$64,100
240
179 Cost Estimators
$64,040
580
180 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,610
1,720
181 Archivists
$63,470
60
182 Librarians
$63,390
690
183 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$63,290
50
184 Other Legal Support Workers
$63,090
140
185 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$62,930
2,590
186 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$62,430
350
187 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$62,380
720
188 Medical Equipment Repairers
$62,330
60
189 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$61,890
1,100
190 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$61,780
5,630
191 Credit Analysts
$61,600
170
192 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$61,140
240
193 Power Plant Operators
$61,010
50
194 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$60,710
300
195 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$60,410
500
196 Labor Relations Specialists
$60,030
400
197 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$60,010
1,150
198 Fundraisers
$59,850
480
199 Loan Officers
$59,810
1,230
200 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$59,360
660

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