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Accountants and Auditors in Rhode Island

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Accountants and Auditors in Rhode Island

Want to work in Rhode Island as an Accountant or Auditor? Read this first!

9.1% Jobs Projection
$76,770 Median Salary
510 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in Rhode Island are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in Rhode Island is growing faster than average.

  • Accountants and Auditors in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Rhode Island?

There were approximately 4,420 workers employed as Accountants and Auditors in this state in 2018.

There were 4,400 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in RI Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Accountants and Auditors than average.

Accountants and Auditors in RI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. RI

Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 510 annual job openings, and 5,540 total jobs in 2026 for Accountants and Auditors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $53,830 to $117,200 with $76,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.88 to $56.35. The median hourly rate was $36.91.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.05 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.14.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: RI vs. National Average

Top Rhode Island Metros for Accountants and Auditors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 4,800 $77,370
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 560 $65,660

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Accountants and Auditors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,600 $75,690
Texas 115,270 $72,860
New York 110,780 $83,250
Florida 71,940 $62,270
Illinois 53,280 $71,470
Pennsylvania 51,720 $67,480
Ohio 45,670 $64,630
Virginia 41,230 $76,490
New Jersey 37,370 $81,190
Georgia 37,200 $68,870
Colorado 36,290 $72,940
Massachusetts 35,360 $74,890
Michigan 33,610 $65,850
North Carolina 33,020 $69,840
Washington 32,870 $70,600
Missouri 25,090 $63,640
Maryland 25,020 $74,030
Minnesota 22,960 $66,240
Wisconsin 22,610 $63,390
Indiana 20,100 $64,380

Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
New Jersey $81,190
Rhode Island $76,770
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
California $75,690
Alaska $75,590
Massachusetts $74,890
Maryland $74,030

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