Rhode Island ranked 36th in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The
state has lost 11.64 percent of its science, technology, engineering and
mathematics jobs since 2001.
The ranking was based on STEM professionals as a percentage
Those nationwide (2012): 0.28%
The state's population (2011): 2.08%
The state's employed (2011): 3.85%
Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in Rhode
Island was $81,446 in 2011. Electronics engineers, not including computer
engineers, were the highest-paid with an average salary of $110,190.