Early Childhood Education Jobs in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it’s a great place for early childhood education workers to find high-paying jobs. Rhode Island offers the second-highest salaries for elementary school special education teachers in the nation and the third-highest for preschool education administrators. Providence, the state capital, is one of the best cities for well-compensated work in this field. Preschool teachers may have more difficulty, with the average salary about $28,000, but that’s still above the national average.

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Rhode Island Salary Rankings

#2

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#3

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#5

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#5

in the US for Childcare Workers

#16

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Rhode Island

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 2,310 $22,750 check117%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,930 $55,690 check134%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,350 $28,320 check104%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 700 $69,660 check129%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 130 $55,860 check127%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 60 $62,740 check120%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 2,600 $22,530 check115%
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 670 $22,800 check117%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 200 $50,040 check114%
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 90 $37,100 eks84%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,900 $27,670 check102%
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 230 $34,200 check126%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 840 $67,480 check125%
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 260 $66,440 check123%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 $60,470 check115%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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