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Occupational Wage Report
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2016 Statewide Occupational Wages 
Occupational wage rates are a product of the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey. Each year the Labor Market Information (LMI) unit of the RI Department of Labor and Training surveys over 1,400 employers to determine the RI wage rates for over 500 occupations. The median hourly wage rate for all occupations is $19.10. This pamphlet includes the average wage rates for the 200 most frequently employed occupations in the state. Over 83 percent of RI’s workforce are employed in these positions.

The OES survey is a federal-state cooperative program involving the State Employment Security Agencies and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was developed in response to demands for data on future employment needs at the local, state and national level. Approximately 1,400 RI employers are surveyed each year with a request to provide the number of workers by wage range for each occupation in their employ. Once the data are tabulated, they become the basis for Rhode Island’s Occupational Wage Report.

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