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Registered Nurse Salary in Connecticut

As stated by the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), the mean annual and hourly registered nurse salary in Connecticut, in May 2013, was $76,280 and $36.67, respectively. During the same year, employment every thousand jobs for these workers was reported to be 21.292 which indicate that 34,820 RNs were working in different medical settings of the state. The average pay in October 2014, as per indeed.com, was $77,000. Fortunately, the wages were 15% higher when compared with the national average. The nursing schools equip applicants with the knowledge, standards, competencies, and skills that help them add up to their earnings. Certification, on the other hand, authenticates the reliability, clinical competence and dedication of the RNs.

Annual RN Salary in Connecticut (CT) on Different Percentile

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Brackets

The table shows the earnings of registered nurses at various percentile levels.

  • The yearly earnings of 90% of registered nurses were less than $99,730; while remaining 10% were reported to earn more than $99,730.
  • 75% received an annual income less than $88,830; while 25% got more than $88,830.
  • 50% were salaried less than $75,050; whereas the rest of 50% grossed more than $75,050.
  • 25% were paid less than $65,120 per annum; while the remaining 75% were given more than $65,120.
  • 10% of employees were remunerated less than $55,480; 90% were compensated more than $55,480.

Percentile Bracket

Annual Wages

90%

$99,730

75%

$88,830

50%

$75,050

25%

$65,120

10%

$55,480

Information Source – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of May 2013)

Salary as per Geographical Location

Salary calculations are greatly affected by the geographical locations. The maximum median salary in CT, in October 2014, was $77,050 which was provided by Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford. On the other hand, the minimum median pay was $72,111 which was offered by Bristol, East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, Waterbury, and West Hartford. The median monthly and hourly wages ranged from $6,009 to $6,421 and $35 to $37, respectively.

Name of the City

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Bridgeport

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

Bristol

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

Danbury

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

East Hartford

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

Fairfield

 $76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

Greenwich

$77,050

$6,421

$1,482

$37

Hamden

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

Hartford

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

Manchester

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

Meriden

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

Milford

 $76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

New Britain

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

New Haven

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

New London

$73,840

$6,153

$1,420

$36

Norwalk

$77,050

$6,421

$1,482

$37

Norwich

 $73,840

$6,153

$1,420

$36

Stamford

$77,050

$6,421

$1,482

$37

Stratford

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

Waterbury

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

West Hartford

$72,111

$6,009

$1,387

$35

West Haven

$76,444

$6,370

$1,470

$37

Information Source – salary.com (as of October 2014)

Salary of Professionals with Similar Job Designations

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The nursing sector is very vast and comprises of several job titles. Every title represents different work and requires different education. As your position in the organizational chart increases, the heftier paycheck you get. In October 2014, the state offered $80,000 to the Clinical Nurse Managers, $75,000 to the RN First Assistants, $74,000 to the Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurses, and $73,000 to the Interventional Radiology Nurses and Renal Dialysis Nurses. The earnings of other nurse designations fluctuated from $66,000 to $71,000.

RN First Assistant$75,000
Pediatric Operating Room Nurse$71,000
Interventional Radiology Nurse$73,000
RN Outpatient Oncology$66,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse$71,000
Psychiatric Nurse$66,000
Renal Dialysis Nurse$73,000
Endoscopy Nurse$67,000
Clinical Nurse Manager$80,000
Postpartum Nurse Postpartum RN$68,000
Pediatric Nurse$68,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse$74,000
Progressive Care Nurse$68,000
Ambulatory Nurse$70,000
Home Health Nurse$71,000

Information Source – indeed.com (as of October 2014)

Other Benefits

Various advantages received by an RN, apart from salary, are:

  • Pension plans
  • Health insurance
  • Paid leaves
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Maternity leaves
  • Sick leaves

Job Outlook

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According to the BLS, the number of RNs in the U.S. 2012 was 2,711,500. This number is anticipated to increase at a faster rate in the recent years. A registered nurse can become advanced practice nurse after continuing higher education and gaining some experience. These advanced practice registered nurses can work independently and can get a pretty good salary. Overall, excellent prospects can be expected in this area of nursing.


 

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