Wages rise for manufacturing workers

Posted 3/26/12

CRANSTON – Manufacturing workers in Rhode Island earned an average of $18.11 per hour in February, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

The average wage for Rhode Island’s manufacturing workers increased 38 cents from January and $3.15 from February 2011.

The Ocean State’s manufacturing employees worked an average of 40.1 hours per week in February, down four-tenths of an hour from January, but an hour and four-tenths more since February 2011.

Across the United State, the average manufacturing worker made $23.90 per hour and worked 41 hours per week in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

There were 41,000 manufacturing workers in Rhode Island in February, unchanged from January, but up 500 year-over-year from February 2011.

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • 40 Under Forty
    We're almost sold out. The 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planni ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Save the date - August 14th - at the Providence Marriott for the 3rd annual Heal ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News