Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Connecticut

Licensed practical nurses in Connecticut earn an average of $59,440 per year (or $28.58 per hour).

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14% higher than the national average
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Connecticut licensed practical nurses earn 14% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Connecticut

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $65,460 $31
75th Percentile $61,390 $29
Median $60,120 $28
25th Percentile $58,340 $28

80% of Connecticut LPNs earn between $47,260 and $65,460.

Cost-of-living adjusted licensed practical nurse salary in Connecticut

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Connecticut LPNs earn about $57,485 per year. Cost-of-living in Connecticut is 3% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Connecticut for licensed practical nurses

Bridgeport, CT $61,040 per year
West Hartford, CT $59,330 per year
New Haven, CT $59,120 per year
New London, CT $58,370 per year
Danbury, CT $58,070 per year
Waterbury, CT $57,690 per year

Connecticut nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Bridgeport, where the average LPNs salary is $61,040 and 2,030 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The West Hartford area comes in second, with a $59,330 average LPN salary and 2,830 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Connecticut?

Nurse Anesthetist $276,540 per year
Nurse Practitioner $120,450 per year
Nurse Midwife $111,980 per year
Physical Therapist $101,180 per year
Dental Hygienist $88,610 per year
Registered Nurse $88,530 per year
Pharmacy Technician $38,050 per year

At a $59,440 average annual salary, LPNs in Connecticut tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($276,540), nurse practitioners ($120,450), nurse midwives ($111,980), physical therapists ($101,180), dental hygienists ($88,610), and registered nurses ($88,530). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($38,050).

More about licensed practical nurses

Licensed practical nurses (also known as licensed vocational nurses) are licensed nurses who work with patients in all kinds of settings. They work under the supervision of a doctor, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse. This is an entry-level position within nursing. LPN duties depend on the setting in which they work. Some of their general responsibilities include taking vital signs, providing immunizations, wound care, and emotional support.

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