Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Rhode Island

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Rhode Island are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers amongst Rhode Island metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Rhode Island

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,330
25th Percentile Wage
$55,920
50th Percentile Wage
$72,850
75th Percentile Wage
$100,170
90th Percentile Wage
$135,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,850
2.44% -3.38%
2016
$71,070
-5.95% -
2015
$75,300
0.44% -
2014
$74,970
3.29% -
2013
$72,500
-3.88% -
2012
$75,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Rhode Island Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Rhode Island ranges from $72,790 to $83,600. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $83,600. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $72,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$83,600
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$72,790




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