Average Registered Nurse Salary in Connecticut

Registered nurses in Connecticut earn an average of $88,530 per year (or $42.56 per hour).

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6% higher than the national average
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Connecticut registered nurses earn 6% higher than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Connecticut

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $110,580 $53
75th Percentile $99,720 $47
Median $83,860 $40
25th Percentile $77,280 $37

80% of Connecticut RNs earn between $61,470 and $110,580.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Connecticut

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Connecticut RNs earn about $85,618 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 registered nurses

Danbury, CT $94,370 per year
Norwalk, CT $90,950 per year
New Haven, CT $89,530 per year
Norwich, CT $89,250 per year
East Hartford, CT $86,920 per year
Waterbury, CT $85,670 per year

Connecticut nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Danbury, where the average RNs salary is $94,370 and 1,460 registered nurses are currently employed. The Norwalk area comes in second, with a $90,950 average RN salary and 7,250 registered 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
Licensed Practical Nurse $59,440 per year
Pharmacy Technician $38,050 per year

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

More about registered nurses

Registered nurses are licensed practitioners who help provide crucial care to patients in a wide variety of settings. Generally, they work under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse practitioner. Their day-to-day responsibilities depend on the specialty in which they choose to practice. Some of the most common specialties include ICU, pediatric, and medical-surgical nurses.

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