Registered Nurses in the state of Vermont earn an average annual salary of $72,140 per year (or $34.68 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
On average, RNs in Vermont earn 9% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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The cost of living in a certain region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 116.4 in 2020, nurses in Vermont can expect higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)||Local Estimates|
|Vermont||$72,140||$67,610||Get Local Estimates|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimates|
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Average RN Salary In Vermont
Vermont RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state. The highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan area, with average RN salaries at around $72,930. The Burlington-South Burlington area comes in second, with the average RN salary at $72,360. Additionally, RNs located in the Northern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area area can expect to earn about $70,490.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||2,970||$72,360|
|Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area||2,330||$72,930|
|Northern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area||1,520||$70,490|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Vermont
At a $72,140 average annual salary, RNs in Vermont tend to earn less than other healthcare workers in the state. Across all of these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” in Vermont earn an average salary ranging between $81,580-$108,280, according to the BLS.
Here is how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Vermont:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||990||$51,240|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Vermont
About 6,810 RNs reside in the state of Vermont. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 8% from 2018 to 2028. This is an increase of almost 600 new RNs in the state in the coming years.