The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rhode Island For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth 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. Dentists, General
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Sales Managers
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Compensation and Benefits Managers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 2 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 463 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, 2020.

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 $264,550 $174,290 80
2 Dentists, General $262,900 $150,810 320
3 Chief Executives $249,360 $142,460 300
4 Psychiatrists $223,530 $120,740 220
5 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $205,090 $76,440 2,810
6 Pediatricians, General $200,300 $132,260 250
7 Sales Managers $171,240 $84,670 550
8 Marketing Managers $164,520 $86,400 720
9 Compensation And Benefits Managers $163,840 $103,440 50
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $162,250 $101,480 440
11 Financial Managers $161,880 $90,160 2,480
12 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $161,180 $65,550 110
13 General And Operations Managers $157,720 $68,900 5,240
14 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $155,830 $98,140 370
15 Human Resources Managers $154,410 $87,750 330
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $150,870 $100,330 1,390
17 Physicists $147,780 $76,350 50
18 Purchasing Managers $138,210 $97,520 190
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $137,240 $64,570 210
20 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $136,590 $66,390 370
21 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $136,460 $69,300 110
22 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $134,400 $77,840 500
23 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $132,480 $49,020 450
24 Advertising And Promotions Managers $131,890 $63,220 60
25 Medical And Health Services Managers $131,500 $72,620 1,920
26 Training And Development Managers $130,790 $57,540 60
27 Computer Network Architects $128,300 $86,380 340
28 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $125,340 $66,550 150
29 Lawyers $124,600 $67,840 1,780
30 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $123,970 $60,820 950
31 Pharmacists $123,350 $93,150 1,520
32 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $123,250 $50,320 430
33 Natural Sciences Managers $122,580 $87,570 70
34 Veterinarians $121,900 $81,310 210
35 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $121,760 $62,170 60
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $121,110 $69,630 850
37 Industrial Production Managers $120,840 $72,740 420
38 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $120,580 $62,660 260
39 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $120,480 $74,740 1,120
40 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $120,050 $63,690 140
41 Construction Managers $120,000 $62,130 390
42 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $118,320 $63,430 90
43 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $117,550 $55,050 90
44 Nurse Practitioners $115,310 $88,970 700
45 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $114,660 $50,530 260
46 History Teachers, Postsecondary $113,790 $58,550 240
47 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $112,240 $66,160 50
48 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $111,780 $55,790 50
49 Actuaries $111,320 $59,820 80
50 Computer And Information Research Scientists $108,350 $68,550 440
51 Nurse Midwives $108,320 $72,990 50
52 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $108,020 $67,310 2,770
53 Electrical Engineers $106,850 $66,790 510
54 Physical Scientists, All Other $106,550 $60,790 40
55 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $105,790 $51,050 140
56 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $105,750 $75,750 1,020
57 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,260 $56,420 90
58 Computer Hardware Engineers $104,880 $67,510 680
59 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $103,900 $56,170 40
60 Engineers, All Other $102,960 $54,110 620
61 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $102,700 $75,640 40
62 Industrial Engineers $101,840 $65,450 910
63 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $101,200 $57,110 1,000
64 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $99,940 $64,940 120
65 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,530 $55,680 200
66 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $99,270 $81,300 140
67 Computer Systems Analysts $98,840 $67,190 1,900
68 Mechanical Engineers $98,130 $62,460 1,260
69 Statisticians $97,410 $70,200 40
70 Chemists $96,990 $59,310 240
71 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $96,730 $52,290 810
72 Information Security Analysts $95,450 $54,060 350
73 Social And Community Service Managers $94,860 $55,710 450
74 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $93,290 $49,990 70
75 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $93,230 $61,410 1,510
76 Database Administrators And Architects $93,070 $60,320 450
77 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $92,750 $44,110 1,780
78 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,470 $50,550 150
79 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $92,410 $51,050 340
80 Education Administrators, All Other $92,000 $51,690 80
81 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $91,070 $61,590 120
82 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $89,310 $68,900 270
83 Ship Engineers $89,100 $62,560 40
84 Biological Scientists, All Other $88,690 $61,080 50
85 Chemical Engineers $88,680 $68,390 60
86 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $88,620 $54,150 1,870
87 Management Analysts $88,550 $50,300 3,260
88 Financial Examiners $87,640 $55,980 440
89 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $87,100 $62,110 320
90 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $86,660 $66,460 790
91 Civil Engineers $86,650 $50,590 960
92 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $86,550 $49,010 3,220
93 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $86,300 $52,400 170
94 Budget Analysts $85,970 $64,110 110
95 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $85,760 $68,070 190
96 Physical Therapists $85,540 $60,030 1,100
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $85,450 $55,020 600
98 Commercial And Industrial Designers $85,450 $52,360 510
99 Emergency Management Directors $85,360 $57,840 70
100 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $85,290 $21,860 930

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