Engineers in Rhode Island
Want to work in Rhode Island as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Rhode Island are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Rhode Island is growing faster than average.
Engineers in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Rhode Island?
There were approximately 550 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.
There were 430 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Rhode Island
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Rhode Island Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 40 annual Engineers job openings in Rhode Island, and 520 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in Rhode Island?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $45,260 to $157,100 with $92,090 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.76 to $75.53. The median hourly rate was $44.27.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.98 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $2.71.
The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Rhode Island Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI||60||$116,370|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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