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Architects in Rhode Island

Want to work in Rhode Island as an Architect? Read this first!

5.0% Jobs Projection
$78,190 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Architects in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Architects Work in Rhode Island?

220 people worked as Architects in 2018 in this state.

There were 230 Architects employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,160 Architects working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Architects than average.


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Architects in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 420 jobs for Rhode Island Architects in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,700 annual jobs and 134,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Architects Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Architects ranged from $45,520 to $106,320 with $78,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.89 to $51.12. The median hourly rate was $37.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.36 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.77.

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


Top Rhode Island Metros for Architects

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Architects.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 260 $80,400

Top States for Architects Employment

The table below shows the states where most Architects work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 13,570 $87,180
New York 11,620 $92,240
Texas 8,560 $86,160
Illinois 5,560 $72,190
Florida 4,340 $70,740
Pennsylvania 4,180 $71,740
Washington 4,150 $74,740
Colorado 3,800 $65,690
Massachusetts 3,320 $93,920
Ohio 3,120 $76,720
New Jersey 2,650 $79,200
Virginia 2,640 $83,040
Georgia 2,610 $0
Maryland 2,540 $80,010
North Carolina 2,330 $78,200
Michigan 2,130 $70,640
Missouri 2,010 $72,380
Oregon 1,910 $75,190
District of Columbia 1,900 $92,490
Minnesota 1,850 $82,260

Below are the states where Architects get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Massachusetts $93,920
Alaska $93,180
District of Columbia $92,490
New York $92,240
Arizona $88,590
California $87,180
Texas $86,160
Alabama $84,170
New Hampshire $83,210
Virginia $83,040

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