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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Rhode Island

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Rhode Island are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Rhode Island

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,250
25th Percentile Wage
$63,660
50th Percentile Wage
$74,320
75th Percentile Wage
$87,510
90th Percentile Wage
$99,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.56
25th Percentile Wage
$30.60
50th Percentile Wage
$35.72
75th Percentile Wage
$42.07
90th Percentile Wage
$47.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.71. The median hourly salary is $35.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.56.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,320-2.66%1.88%
201576,3000.80%-
201475,6901.86%-
201374,2801.83%-
201272,920--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Rhode Island Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Rhode Island ranges from $74,370 to $75,350. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $75,350. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $74,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$75,350
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$74,370


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