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Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
Rhode Island Salaries & Wages

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program provides staffing patterns, employment estimates and occupational wage rates. These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Rhode Island. They are the basis for Rhode Island’s Occupational Wage Report and Rhode Island industry and occupational projections.

Publications for Wages in Rhode Island

RI Occupational Wage Book - A detailed publication for occupations in RI. Provides employment data, entry level wages, median wages and experienced level wages.
RI Occupational Wage Brochure - A brochure providing median wages for the most common occupations in RI.
Rhode Island Wages & Employment Files

These files provide the estimated employment, mean, entry, median and experienced wages along with the educational requirements for entry into the occupation.

RI Wages: Alphabetical Order
RI Wages: Occupational Order

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA Wages & Employment: (map)

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA: Alphabetical Order
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA: Occupational Order

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA Wages & Employment: (map)

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA: Alphabetical Order
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA: Occupational Order
Average Median Hourly Wage by State

Industry Specific
Wage Reports

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Manufacturing sector in RI.
Miscellaneous Manufacturing (NAICS 339) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Miscellaneous Manufacturing subsector in RI.
Educational Services (NAICS 611) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Educational Services subsector in RI.
Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Ambulatory Health Care Services subsector in RI. The Ambulatory Health Care Services subsector includes physicians offices, outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, home health care services and ambulance services.
Hospitals (NAICS 622) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Hospital subsector in RI.
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Nursing & Residential Care Facilities subsector in RI.
Social Assistance (NAICS 624) Excel and pdf file providing the wages for the Social Assistance subsector in RI.
New England Median Wages RI median wages compared to the national wages for most occupations found in RI. Wage comparison by occupation are also included for CT, MA, NH, VT and ME.
Top Paying Occupations by Education A fact sheet highlighting high-paying wages based on educational attainment.
Wages by Major Occupational Group
RI Occupational Wage Report

Basic Concepts Related to the OES Program

How are 'Wages' Defined by the OES Survey?

How are 'Employees' Defined by the OES Survey?

What are median, entry, upper entry,& experienced wages?

How does OES classify occupations (SOC)?

How does OES classify industries (NAICS)?

Which industries are included/not included in the survey?

How is the OES Survey conducted?

Understanding the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System

Occupational Definitions

Occupational Education & Training Code Definitions

RI Department of Labor and Training
Labor Market Information
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