Childcare Workers in Rhode Island
Is Rhode Island a good place for you to work as a Childcare Worker?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Childcare Workers in Rhode Island are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Childcare Workers in Rhode Island is growing slower than average.
Childcare Workers in Rhode Island earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Childcare Workers Work in Rhode Island?
There were approximately 2,480 workers employed as Childcare Workers in this state in 2018.
There were 2,330 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Childcare Workers than average.
Job Projections for Rhode Island
Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.
Rhode Island Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 470 annual job openings, and a total of 3,250 jobs for Rhode Island Childcare Workers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Childcare Workers Make in Rhode Island?
In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $21,880 to $33,740 with $25,280 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.52 to $16.22. The median hourly rate was $12.15.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.82 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.33.
The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Rhode Island Metros for Childcare Workers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI||870||$25,090|
Top States for Childcare Workers Employment
View the list below to see where most Childcare Workers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$30,880|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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