These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rhode Island For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Rhode Island

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Rhode Island.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Podiatrists
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Internists, General
  10. Family and General Practitioners

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 3 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 484 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 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Rhode Island

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $266,280 $169,000 80
2 Surgeons $257,000 $104,680 90
3 Dentists, General $254,190 $144,470 340
4 Chief Executives $242,350 $137,290 320
5 Podiatrists $226,030 $95,680 30
6 Psychiatrists $224,440 $123,280 260
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $209,580 $66,760 2,290
8 Pediatricians, General $199,170 $133,030 200
9 Internists, General $195,430 $119,860 70
10 Family And General Practitioners $175,250 $101,690 190
11 Sales Managers $161,970 $67,730 740
12 Marketing Managers $159,400 $84,110 670
13 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $156,620 $69,560 100
14 General And Operations Managers $155,910 $72,970 5,730
15 Human Resources Managers $154,460 $89,870 320
16 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $153,480 $93,940 370
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $151,670 $98,650 480
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $146,550 $95,450 1,270
19 Financial Managers $145,120 $75,610 2,580
20 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $137,620 $64,180 210
21 Purchasing Managers $134,220 $91,710 190
22 Training And Development Managers $133,660 $54,050 60
23 Natural Sciences Managers $132,880 $90,090 70
24 Construction Managers $132,750 $70,650 310
25 Administrative Services Managers $129,870 $80,260 570
26 Medical And Health Services Managers $128,660 $71,180 1,660
27 Industrial Production Managers $128,570 $76,650 410
28 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $128,240 $51,970 190
29 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $127,430 $66,590 150
30 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $127,400 $50,750 400
31 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $127,240 $63,390 240
32 Lawyers $125,330 $68,350 1,690
33 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $122,390 $67,470 110
34 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $122,120 $73,600 40
35 Pharmacists $120,890 $94,850 1,670
36 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $119,290 $71,110 1,130
37 Advertising And Promotions Managers $118,380 $51,670 70
38 Computer Network Architects $117,650 $63,170 340
39 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $116,780 $67,710 790
40 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $116,720 $65,330 60
41 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,890 $52,020 240
42 Chiropractors $115,350 $50,430 110
43 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $115,080 $65,130 80
44 Managers, All Other $114,660 $61,890 830
45 Personal Financial Advisors $112,430 $24,760 850
46 Electrical Engineers $110,360 $70,310 510
47 Information Security Analysts $109,580 $67,060 350
48 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $109,370 $56,140 80
49 Nurse Practitioners $109,290 $81,720 690
50 History Teachers, Postsecondary $109,240 $64,510 200
51 Computer And Information Research Scientists $108,890 $69,370 410
52 Physical Scientists, All Other $108,290 $58,160 40
53 Nurse Midwives $107,700 $75,530 50
54 Veterinarians $105,780 $74,660 130
55 Logisticians $105,730 $49,620 600
56 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $105,620 $65,070 130
57 Education Administrators, All Other $104,700 $51,090 100
58 Computer Hardware Engineers $104,400 $67,170 790
59 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,930 $70,420 710
60 Physician Assistants $103,710 $69,280 260
61 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $103,680 $74,830 970
62 Actuaries $102,730 $59,250 120
63 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $100,390 $39,540 1,860
64 Computer Systems Analysts $99,470 $66,880 1,810
65 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,820 $58,150 170
66 Industrial Engineers $97,610 $62,330 750
67 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $97,550 $55,330 1,100
68 Software Developers, Applications $96,850 $62,830 1,840
69 Social And Community Service Managers $96,550 $59,490 420
70 Engineers, All Other $95,790 $45,260 550
71 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $94,940 $51,180 810
72 Mechanical Engineers $94,520 $58,690 1,330
73 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $93,860 $52,140 70
74 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $93,470 $50,960 330
75 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,080 $52,800 140
76 Database Administrators $92,410 $60,240 410
77 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $92,330 $64,160 100
78 Operations Research Analysts $92,100 $49,410 460
79 Environmental Engineers $91,940 $61,640 160
80 Mathematicians $90,640 $58,150 70
81 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $90,600 $61,240 1,800
82 Chemical Engineers $90,180 $66,300 90
83 Financial Examiners $89,470 $54,010 380
84 Insulation Workers, Mechanical $89,410 $61,600 80
85 Biological Scientists, All Other $89,210 $61,640 50
86 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $89,060 $66,320 50
87 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $88,130 $59,570 70
88 Management Analysts $87,610 $49,680 3,120
89 Civil Engineers $87,220 $38,050 810
90 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $86,580 $61,580 320
91 Sales Engineers $85,670 $53,060 90
92 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $85,670 $49,800 150
93 Chemists $85,390 $50,210 180
94 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $84,990 $66,400 230
95 Budget Analysts $84,720 $62,170 110
96 Real Estate Sales Agents $84,280 $33,140 160
97 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $84,120 $53,180 120
98 Physical Therapists $83,850 $58,510 980
99 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $83,830 $64,360 770
100 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $83,710 $42,680 630

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