Registered Nurses in the state of Connecticut earn an average annual salary of $84,850 per year (or $40.79 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Connecticut RNs earn between $60,560 and $113,320.
On average, RNs in Connecticut earn about 6% more than the national average salary for nurses $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 123 in 2020, nurses in Connecticut can expect more expensive prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be higher than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Connecticut Cities
Connecticut RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs include Danbury, with average RN salaries at around $91,230. The Bridgeport area is coming in at a close second at $88,870. Those within the Hartford area can expect to earn about $83,010.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT||11,940||$83,010|
|New Haven, CT||7,500||$86,490|
|Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI||2,420||$86,330|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Connecticut
At a $83,440 average annual salary, RNs in Connecticut tend to earn slightly less than other healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Connecticut earn an average salary ranging between $100,580-$116,780, according to the BLS.
Here is a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Connecticut:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||7,950||$58,430|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Connecticut
There are about 33,400 Registered Nurses in Connecticut. There are even more jobs expected to become available for RNs in Connecticut. RN positions are projected to increase by about 7% from 2018 to 2028. This an increase of 2,860 new RNs in Connecticut in the coming years.