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Electrical Engineers in Rhode Island

Considering a career as an Electrical Engineer in Rhode Island?

15.9% Jobs Projection
$105,400 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in Rhode Island is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Rhode Island?

In 2018, there were 510 Electrical Engineers working in the state.

There were 510 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Electrical Engineers job openings in Rhode Island, and 510 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $70,310 to $158,400 with $105,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.8 to $76.15. The median hourly rate was $50.67.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.55 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.88.

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


Top Rhode Island Metros for Electrical Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 560 $78,870
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 550 $103,760

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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