These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rhode Island For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Rhode Island. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Rhode Island.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Rhode Island:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Podiatrists
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Compensation and Benefits Managers
  9. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in the Ocean State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Rhode Island For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 470 job classifications in Rhode Island in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Rhode Island

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $277,970 $182,320 60
2 Psychiatrists $235,610 $123,410 220
3 Chief Executives $235,230 $119,180 350
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $222,980 $62,860 2,220
5 Dentists, General $206,520 $137,230 230
6 Podiatrists $180,260 $101,640 40
7 Family And General Practitioners $178,230 $100,260 190
8 Compensation And Benefits Managers $166,730 $93,090 60
9 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $166,580 $55,790 110
10 Pediatricians, General $163,640 $100,440 190
11 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $158,730 $90,530 320
12 Human Resources Managers $156,790 $87,960 310
13 Sales Managers $152,840 $65,300 800
14 Marketing Managers $151,860 $91,560 650
15 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $149,720 $68,630 110
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $147,930 $93,450 420
17 Chiropractors $147,900 $45,710 80
18 General And Operations Managers $146,870 $69,060 6,100
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $145,240 $92,670 1,200
20 Financial Managers $144,260 $72,870 2,320
21 Training And Development Managers $141,010 $49,070 60
22 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $134,360 $63,350 100
23 Personal Financial Advisors $132,990 $24,860 690
24 Natural Sciences Managers $131,860 $92,650 80
25 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $130,040 $34,780 1,890
26 Lawyers $129,410 $67,470 1,810
27 Purchasing Managers $128,690 $86,560 190
28 Medical And Health Services Managers $126,950 $69,540 1,490
29 Administrative Services Managers $124,570 $78,050 640
30 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $123,210 $60,280 260
31 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $121,520 $72,440 190
32 Industrial Production Managers $120,500 $73,030 400
33 Managers, All Other $119,010 $57,710 720
34 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $118,820 $66,570 120
35 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $118,250 $60,930 310
36 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $117,590 $88,790 50
37 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $117,000 $68,720 1,130
38 Pharmacists $115,320 $69,550 1,490
39 Computer Network Architects $115,050 $68,490 380
40 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $114,060 $65,300 70
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $113,360 $67,490 830
42 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,630 $52,280 210
43 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $112,270 $68,260 390
44 Construction Managers $111,380 $68,820 430
45 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $111,240 $57,700 90
46 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,170 $71,020 910
47 Computer And Information Research Scientists $109,880 $68,710 410
48 Nurse Practitioners $108,630 $79,190 640
49 Information Security Analysts $107,210 $68,240 340
50 Electrical Engineers $105,880 $66,910 510
51 History Teachers, Postsecondary $105,590 $61,890 210
52 Education Administrators, All Other $105,560 $51,440 90
53 Air Traffic Controllers $104,000 $73,770 50
54 Physician Assistants $103,530 $67,900 240
55 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $103,250 $71,450 900
56 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $102,950 $63,560 130
57 Advertising And Promotions Managers $102,850 $41,630 120
58 Optometrists $102,520 $35,590 150
59 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $100,760 $53,020 780
60 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $100,310 $53,550 110
61 Logisticians $99,230 $50,000 500
62 Actuaries $98,170 $58,590 130
63 Computer Systems Analysts $97,750 $66,610 1,740
64 Engineers, All Other $97,670 $37,790 430
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $97,300 $46,000 460
66 Emergency Management Directors $97,130 $75,840 40
67 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $95,250 $46,760 130
68 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,890 $56,540 200
69 Commercial Pilots $94,780 $56,150 50
70 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $94,640 $55,200 50
71 Industrial Engineers $94,570 $59,260 690
72 Mechanical Engineers $94,280 $58,280 1,200
73 Software Developers, Applications $92,620 $56,950 2,130
74 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $92,600 $66,330 100
75 Database Administrators $92,180 $59,920 420
76 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,850 $52,960 1,220
77 Mathematicians $91,250 $58,270 60
78 Operations Research Analysts $91,200 $48,380 430
79 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $90,930 $54,010 330
80 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $90,590 $62,440 1,960
81 Social And Community Service Managers $90,280 $53,330 450
82 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $90,050 $55,200 150
83 Financial Examiners $88,900 $53,310 360
84 Environmental Engineers $88,820 $50,650 220
85 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $88,460 $66,640 50
86 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $88,370 $47,400 450
87 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,150 $56,560 60
88 Civil Engineers $87,560 $43,500 860
89 Management Analysts $86,690 $48,740 3,130
90 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $85,950 $51,380 140
91 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $85,780 $58,930 290
92 Budget Analysts $84,740 $60,720 130
93 Chemists $84,520 $46,050 180
94 Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists $84,250 $57,030 50
95 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $83,790 $54,280 50
96 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $83,560 $59,480 230
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $83,400 $63,240 730
98 Physical Therapists $83,250 $63,290 900
99 Computer Occupations, All Other $83,070 $48,980 1,210
100 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $82,940 $41,330 700

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