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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Rhode Island

What professions have the highest employment in Rhode Island? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Rhode Island. We note that the total employment in Rhode Island is 463,930. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 14,910 people (3.21 percent of the total employment in Rhode Island). The second most common job is the registered nurses profession which employs 11,800 people (2.54 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Rhode Island is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Rhode Island

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
463,930
100.00% $38,330
2 Retail Salespersons
14,910
3.21% $22,480
3 Registered Nurses
11,800
2.54% $75,690
4 Cashiers
11,280
2.43% $19,260
5 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
10,780
2.32% $18,560
6 Waiters and Waitresses
9,590
2.07% $18,490
7 Office Clerks, General
9,420
2.03% $32,740
8 Nursing Assistants
9,190
1.98% $27,740
9 Customer Service Representatives
8,990
1.94% $34,700
10 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
7,040
1.52% $38,400
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
6,910
1.49% $26,340
12 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
6,870
1.48% $38,220
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
6,450
1.39% $23,270
14 General and Operations Managers
6,390
1.38% $121,470
15 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,060
1.31% $55,970
16 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
5,750
1.24% $24,620
17 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
5,090
1.10% $59,880
18 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
4,440
0.96% $68,790
19 Teacher Assistants
4,390
0.95% $32,540
20 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
4,230
0.91% $38,650
21 Personal Care Aides
4,150
0.89% $22,400
22 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
4,080
0.88% $71,800
23 Accountants and Auditors
4,080
0.88% $70,820
24 Receptionists and Information Clerks
4,030
0.87% $28,960
25 Restaurant Cooks
3,990
0.86% $23,610
26 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
3,890
0.84% $28,080
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
3,810
0.82% $44,550
28 Food Preparation Workers
3,630
0.78% $19,740
29 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,610
0.78% $18,650
30 Team Assemblers
3,550
0.77% $26,000
31 Home Health Aides
3,370
0.73% $25,250
32 Management Analysts
3,350
0.72% $78,360
33 Bartenders
3,320
0.72% $19,100
34 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
3,170
0.68% $37,740
35 Financial Managers
2,910
0.63% $123,450
36 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
2,810
0.61% $35,640
37 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
2,770
0.60% $39,180
38 Security Guards
2,730
0.59% $24,580
39 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,720
0.59% $24,530
40 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
2,630
0.57% $59,950
41 Medical Assistants
2,620
0.56% $32,450
42 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,500
0.54% $156,450
43 Carpenters
2,430
0.52% $40,980
44 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,410
0.52% $70,250
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
2,370
0.51% $39,990
46 Social and Human Service Assistants
2,340
0.50% $30,500
47 Packers and Packagers
2,320
0.50% $19,350
48 Medical Secretaries
2,300
0.50% $35,890
49 Dishwashers
2,290
0.49% $19,250
50 Construction Laborers
2,250
0.48% $34,880
51 Electricians
2,010
0.43% $49,310
52 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,980
0.43% $18,680
53 Childcare Workers
1,960
0.42% $20,300
54 Substitute Teachers
1,960
0.42% $28,200
55 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
1,950
0.42% $55,670
56 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,920
0.41% $57,540
57 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
1,870
0.40% $31,360
58 Other Business Operations Specialists
1,850
0.40% $67,830
59 Tellers
1,820
0.39% $26,490
60 Other Sales Representatives
1,810
0.39% $50,470
61 Helpers--Production Workers
1,800
0.39% $19,820
62 Systems Software Developers
1,800
0.39% $103,230
63 Lawyers
1,680
0.36% $106,610
64 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,680
0.36% $77,230
65 Computer User Support Specialists
1,670
0.36% $48,310
66 Firefighters
1,650
0.36% $52,590
67 Computer Systems Analysts
1,650
0.36% $81,080
68 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,570
0.34% $36,690
69 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,550
0.33% $29,980
70 Applications Software Developers
1,550
0.33% $91,990
71 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,540
0.33% $63,710
72 Driver/Sales Workers
1,530
0.33% n/a
73 Billing and Posting Clerks
1,510
0.33% $38,180
74 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
1,500
0.32% $34,450
75 Counter and Rental Clerks
1,490
0.32% $26,510
76 Short Order Cooks
1,490
0.32% $21,540
77 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,470
0.32% $99,940
78 Protective Service Workers, All Other
1,460
0.31% $27,810
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
1,430
0.31% $60,540
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,430
0.31% $19,160
81 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
1,330
0.29% $63,610
82 Financial Analysts
1,310
0.28% $70,840
83 Machinists
1,300
0.28% $41,920
84 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
1,300
0.28% $57,030
85 Human Resources Specialists
1,240
0.27% $60,320
86 Pharmacy Technicians
1,230
0.27% $28,880
87 Pharmacists
1,220
0.26% $114,460
88 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
1,210
0.26% $40,800
89 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,210
0.26% $19,220
90 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
1,180
0.25% $49,990
91 Postal Service Mail Carriers
1,180
0.25% $57,200
92 Insurance Sales Agents
1,170
0.25% $60,930
93 Computer Programmers
1,140
0.25% $78,730
94 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,120
0.24% $53,630
95 Coaches and Scouts
1,120
0.24% $30,710
96 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,120
0.24% $46,700
97 Unknown
1,110
0.24% $71,240
98 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,100
0.24% $61,890
99 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
1,090
0.23% $55,230
100 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
1,080
0.23% $90,550
101 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
1,080
0.23% $117,140
102 Public Relations Specialists
1,070
0.23% $57,640
103 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,070
0.23% $127,960
104 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,050
0.23% $37,700
105 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,050
0.23% $23,590
106 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
1,050
0.23% $32,880
107 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,050
0.23% $65,520
108 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
1,040
0.22% $25,470
109 Dental Hygienists
1,030
0.22% $70,410
110 Recreation Workers
1,010
0.22% $21,700
111 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,000
0.22% $22,830
112 Mechanical Engineers
1,000
0.22% $87,640
113 Physical Therapists
990
0.21% $77,280
114 Bakers
980
0.21% $24,010
115 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
980
0.21% $37,270
116 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
960
0.21% $41,040
117 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
940
0.20% $36,140
118 Loan Officers
940
0.20% $60,630
119 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
920
0.20% $64,050
120 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
910
0.20% $42,040
121 Bill and Account Collectors
890
0.19% $35,650
122 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
880
0.19% $49,020
123 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
880
0.19% $20,500
124 All Other Managers
860
0.19% $108,310
125 Dental Assistants
850
0.18% $36,160
126 Computer Network Support Specialists
850
0.18% $51,260
127 Sales Managers
840
0.18% $124,790
128 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
830
0.18% $22,850
129 Legal Secretaries
830
0.18% $47,270
130 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
830
0.18% $66,940
131 Phlebotomists
820
0.18% $35,950
132 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
820
0.18% $100,190
133 Other Computer Occupations
800
0.17% $78,170
134 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
780
0.17% $33,420
135 Other Financial Specialists
780
0.17% $69,150
136 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
760
0.16% $44,920
137 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
740
0.16% $73,750
138 Instructional Coordinators
740
0.16% $52,810
139 Data Entry Keyers
730
0.16% $34,290
140 Highway Maintenance Workers
710
0.15% $41,830
141 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
710
0.15% $42,900
142 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
700
0.15% $28,060
143 Radiologic Technologists
700
0.15% $66,730
144 Advertising Sales Agents
690
0.15% $38,160
145 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
690
0.15% $74,970
146 Mental Health Counselors
690
0.15% $30,150
147 Civil Engineers
680
0.15% $88,100
148 Postsecondary Education Administrators
680
0.15% $94,860
149 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
670
0.14% $45,820
150 Property, Real Estate Managers
670
0.14% $60,110
151 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
660
0.14% $53,680
152 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
660
0.14% $68,090
153 Other Healthcare Support Workers
660
0.14% $34,650
154 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
660
0.14% $38,540
155 Parts Salespersons
640
0.14% $33,860
156 Parking Lot Attendants
630
0.14% $21,770
157 Librarians
630
0.14% $62,100
158 Administrative Services Managers
630
0.14% $94,680
159 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
620
0.13% $48,550
160 Fast Food Cooks
620
0.13% $18,540
161 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
620
0.13% $68,180
162 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
610
0.13% $67,680
163 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
600
0.13% $23,970
164 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
600
0.13% $33,560
165 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
600
0.13% $39,550
166 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
600
0.13% $40,700
167 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
600
0.13% $69,950
168 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
590
0.13% $24,390
169 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
590
0.13% $45,380
170 Healthcare Social Workers
590
0.13% $59,570
171 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
580
0.13% $68,310
172 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
580
0.13% $53,810
173 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
580
0.13% $27,160
174 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
580
0.13% $40,040
175 Graphic Designers
580
0.13% $50,120
176 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
580
0.13% $80,880
177 Insurance Underwriters
580
0.13% $60,840
178 Compliance Officers
580
0.13% $65,600
179 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
570
0.12% $33,610
180 Training and Development Specialists
570
0.12% $66,920
181 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
560
0.12% $42,530
182 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
560
0.12% $46,520
183 Other Postsecondary Teachers
550
0.12% n/a
184 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
550
0.12% $63,650
185 Engineers, All Other
550
0.12% $95,860
186 Social and Community Service Managers
550
0.12% $75,910
187 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
540
0.12% $27,530
188 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
540
0.12% $37,710
189 Industrial Engineers
540
0.12% $84,610
190 Printing Press Operators
530
0.11% $36,390
191 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
530
0.11% $44,530
192 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
520
0.11% $27,570
193 All Other Special Education Teachers
520
0.11% $62,220
194 Labor Relations Specialists
520
0.11% $73,010
195 Sheet Metal Workers
510
0.11% $40,480
196 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
510
0.11% $72,080
197 Chefs and Head Cooks
500
0.11% $49,700
198 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
500
0.11% $50,140
199 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
500
0.11% $34,760
200 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
490
0.11% $58,260

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