How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Rhode Island?

Do preschool teachers in Rhode Island make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Rhode Island preschool teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Rhode Island earn an average of $31,930 a year, equivalent to $15.35 an hour.

This is 8% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 44% less than the typical Rhode Island worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Rhode Island Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $19.44 $40,430
75th $17.06 $35,490
50th $13.80 $28,700
25th $11.74 $24,420
10th $10.97 $22,810
Rhode Island Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Providence $15.66 $32,560
Rhode Island Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $15.35 $31,930
2018 $15.58 $32,400
2017 $15.66 $32,570
2016 $16.31 $33,920
2015 $17.55 $36,490
2014 $16.86 $35,070
2013 $16.45 $34,220
2012 $15.36 $31,960
2011 $15.76 $32,770