Rhode Island Gerontologist Salaries - RI
Though Rhode Island is a tiny state, gerontologists can expect a wide range of employment opportunities at salaries that exceed the national average. Rhode Islanders make more money per year then the national average, and gerontologists, with their excellent job prospects and competitive salaries, can expect to be on the high point of this curve.
Though there is no average gerontologist salary in Rhode Island, because there is no average gerontologist, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates those in the profession can make anywhere from $20,000 to $120,000 a year.
Salaries are pretty consistent throughout the different regions of Rhode Island. Those working in areas and cities as diverse as Providence or Cranston, Pawtucket and Warwick, can all expect to make about the same. The real driver of salary differences are what type of gerontology career you decide to pursue, as is shown in this list of salary information for the state gathered from Indeed.com:
- Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - $106,000
- Audiologist - $80,000
- Dietician - $59,000
- Certified Hospice Care Giver - $29,000
- Geriatric Nursing Assistant - $20,000
A lesser, though still significant impact on salary, comes from what type of facility you choose to work at. An Occupational Therapist employed on the elderly ward of a major care facility, like the Rhode Island Hospital or Kent Hospital, could make around $84,000 dollars a year in the state. If that same Occupational Therapist took up residency at an elderly care center, they would probably, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, make between six and eight thousand dollars less, per year.
There is no shortage of demand for gerontologists of all types in Rhode Island. Upon your graduation, be sure to look around for a bit and try to find the opening and facility that’s the best fit for you, no matter if your goals are a higher salary, or a better work environment.