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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Rhode Island

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Rhode Island are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among Rhode Island cities 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Rhode Island

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$131,810
75th Percentile Wage
$108,430
50th Percentile Wage
$88,100
25th Percentile Wage
$69,610
10th Percentile Wage
$57,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$63.37
75th Percentile Wage
$52.13
50th Percentile Wage
$42.36
25th Percentile Wage
$33.47
10th Percentile Wage
$27.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.37. The median hourly salary is $42.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.72.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $88,100 1.01%
2013 $87,220 0.68%
2012 $86,630 5.59%
2011 $82,040 0.47%
2010 $81,660 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for civil engineers in state of Rhode Island from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.89%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.68%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 5.59% in the year 2012 and a very small increase of 0.47% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Civil Engineer Wage in Rhode Island vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Civil Engineers
$88,100
Computer Hardware Engineers
$90,170
Electrical Engineers
$96,820
Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$117,140
Environmental Engineers
$89,340
Industrial Engineers
$84,610
Materials Engineers
$85,330

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Rhode Island Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Rhode Island ranges from $88,470 to $92,410. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $92,410. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $88,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$92,410
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$88,470

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