Average Teacher Salary in Rhode Island

The average teacher salary in Rhode Island was $67,060 in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Rhode Island average teacher’s salary was $62,380 in 2008, demonstrating a dramatic 7.5 percent increase in just one year. The average teacher salary in Rhode Island actually decreased from 2007 to 2008, although by a very slim 0.12 percent, making the total two-year percentage increase from 2007 to 2009 a less impressive 7.37 percent, a figure closer to the national average.

Teaching salaries in Rhode Island have been consistently above the national average of $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008. Additionally, the percentage increase in Rhode Island teacher salaries was far greater than the increase in the average salary for teachers nationally, which was 2.8 percent increase from 2008 to 2009.

Rhode Island teacher salary rankings have also been strong and steadily rising. Teaching salaries in Rhode Island ranked 2nd in the nation in 2007 and 2008. However, this ranking went up to 1st in the nation in 2009.

Rhode Island teacher salaries, though already well above the national average, hit a sharp increase in only the last year, as shown by the Rhode Island Teacher Salary Schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Rhode Island 1 $67,060.00 2 $62,380.00 2 $62,456.67 7.50% -0.12% 7.37%

Read our article on becoming a teacher in Rhode Island if you are interested in teaching in Rhode Island.

Financial Data for Rhode Island

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $824,987,382
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $351,928,834
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $23,408,280
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $8,781
  • Total current expenditures per student: $14,439

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $6,013
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,172

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $-1
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $1,124,285,136
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $3,808,457
  • Federal grants through state: $166,596,829

Rhode Island School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Barrington 242 14 to 1
283 County Rd
Barrington, RI 2806
401-245-5000
Beacon Charter School 12 16 to 1
320 Main St
Woonsocket, RI 2895
401-671-6261
Blackstone Academy 3 53 to 1
334 Placeeasant St
Pawtucket, RI 2860
401-726-1750
Bristol Warren 269 13 to 1
151 State St
Bristol, RI 2809
401-253-4000
Burrillville 173 15 to 1
2300 Bronco Hwy
Harrisville, RI 2830
401-568-1301
Central Falls 285 11 to 1
21 Hedley Ave
Central Falls, RI 2863
401-727-7700
Chariho 303 12 to 1
455a Switch Rd
Wood River Junction, RI 2894
401-364-7575
Coventry 391 14 to 1
1675 Flat River Rd
Coventry, RI 2816
401-822-9400
Cranston 881 12 to 1
845 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 2910
401-270-8170
Cumberland 365 14 to 1
2602 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI 2864
401-658-1600
Davies Career And Technical High School 67 12 to 1
50 Jenckes Hill Rd
Lincoln, RI 2865
401-728-1500
Dcyf Alternative Education Program 27 4 to 1
300 New London Ave
Cranston, RI 2920
401-462-7251
East Greenwich 188 13 to 1
111 Peirce St
East Greenwich, RI 2818
401-398-1201
East Providence 429 13 to 1
80 Burnside Ave
East Providence, RI 2915
401-433-6222
Exeter-west Greenwich 170 11 to 1
940 Nooseneck Hill Rd
West Greenwich, RI 2817
401-397-5125
Foster 22 12 to 1
160 Foster Ctr Rd/isaac
Foster, RI 2825
401-647-5100
Foster-glocester 100 14 to 1
1145 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI 2814
401-568-4175
Glocester 50 13 to 1
160 Foster Center Rd
Foster, RI 2825
401-647-5100
Highlander 12 23 to 1
45 Greeley St
Providence, RI 2904
401-277-2600
International Charter 22 14 to 1
334 Placeeasant St
Pawtucket, RI 2860
401-721-0824
Jamestown 50 10 to 1
76 Melrose Ave
Jamestown, RI 2835
401-423-7020
Johnston 246 13 to 1
10 Memorial Ave
Johnston, RI 2919
401-233-1900
Kingston Hill Academy 7 26 to 1
850 Stony Foroute Rd
Saunderstown, RI 2874
401-783-8282
Learning Community 23 15 to 1
21 Lincoln Ave
Central Falls, RI 2863
401-722-9998
Lincoln 292 11 to 1
1624 Lonsdale Ave
Lincoln, RI 2865
401-721-3313
Little Compton 28 11 to 1
The Commons
Little Compton, RI 2837
401-635-2351
Met Career And Technical 57 11 to 1
325 Public St
Providence, RI 2905
401-752-2600
Middletown 186 13 to 1
26 Oliphant Ln
Middletown, RI 2842
401-849-2122
Narragansett 131 11 to 1
25 Fifth Ave
Narragansett, RI 2882
401-792-9450
New Shoreham 48 3 to 1
High St
Block Island, RI 2807
401-466-7732
Newport 197 11 to 1
437 Brdway
Newport, RI 2840
401-847-2100
North Kingstown 326 14 to 1
100 Fairway Dr
North Kingstown, RI 2852
401-268-6403
North Providence 285 12 to 1
2240 Mineral Spring Ave
North Providence, RI 2911
401-233-1100
North Smithfield 150 12 to 1
83 Greene St
Slatersville, RI 2876
401-769-5492
Paul Cuffee Charter School 47 9 to 1
459 Promenade St
Providence, RI 2908
401-453-2626
Pawtucket 649 13 to 1
286 Main St
Pawtucket, RI 2860
401-729-6315
Portsmouth 211 14 to 1
29 Middle Rd
Portsmouth, RI 2871
401-683-1039
Providence 1,620 15 to 1
797 Westminster St
Providence, RI 2903
401-456-9211
Rhode Island School For The Deaf 24 3 to 1
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 2908
401-222-3525
Scituate 131 13 to 1
197 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 2857
401-647-4100
Smithfield 204 13 to 1
49 Farnum Pike
Esmond, RI 2917
401-231-6606
South Kingstown 300 12 to 1
307 Curtis Corner Rd
Wakefield, RI 2879
401-360-1300
The Compass School 11 14 to 1
537 Old North Rd
Kingston, RI 2881
401-788-8322
Tiverton 161 12 to 1
100 North Brayton Rd
Tiverton, RI 2878
401-624-8475
Warwick 943 12 to 1
34 Warwick Lake Ave
Warwick, RI 2889
401-734-3100
West Warwick 287 12 to 1
10 Harris Ave
West Warwick, RI 2893
401-821-1180
Westerly 253 13 to 1
15 Highland Ave
Westerly, RI 2891
401-348-2700
Woonsocket 438 14 to 1
108 High St
Woonsocket, RI 2895
401-767-4600