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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Rhode Island region.

Salaries

Salaries range from $42,000-$47,000 for new teachers in Rhode Island. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by TFA.

  • Monthly pre-tax salary: $3333
  • Taxes: $576.10
  • Health Insurance: $200

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision care
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Family-planning services
  • Vaccinations (e.g., flu shots)
  • Prescription Benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Moving Costs

  • Up-front testing costs: $350
  • Up-front certification costs: $500
  • First month’s rent and deposit: $1300
  • Travel to summer training: $200
  • Professional attire: $215
  • School supplies: $250
  • Subtotal: $2,815

Rent & Utilities

  • Rent Shared: $650 each
  • Rent Single: $1,120
  • Utilities: $150

Living Expenses 

  • Food: $400
  • Car Payment: $300
  • Car Insurance: $300
  • Health Insurance: $200
  • Utilities: $150

Transportation

  • Most corps members find that a car is required to get around.
  • Public transportation is limited to the RIPTA bus lines.