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Connecticut LPN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale


In 2013, the state of Connecticut employed 8,640 licensed practical nurses at an average salary of $54,690 per year, or $26.30 per hour. LPN salaries in this state ranged from below $42,580 to above $68,990. These figures are above the national average for this occupation, which was $41,540 in 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In addition to earning higher than average salaries, LPNs living and working in Connecticut face a cost of living that is nearly 33 percent above the national average.

The Hartford-East Hartford-West Hartford metropolitan area had the highest average salary for this occupation at the time when this data was collected. At the time, this area employed 2,960 LPNs at an average of $55,880 per year, or $26.87 per hour. In addition to the highest average salary, this area also employs the largest percentage of Connecticut LPNs. The cost of living in Hartford and the surrounding area is about 11 percent above the national average, but lower than average for the state.

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Newark area has the second highest average LPN salary. At the time when this BLS data was collected, LPNs working here made an average of $55,440 per year. This area employed an average of 1,780 LPNs. The cost of living in this area is 36.5 percent higher than the national average. LPNs looking for employment in this area should keep in mind that a higher salary in this area is necessary to sustain the same standard of living. Danbury had the lowest average LPN salary in the state of Connecticut. In 2013, LPNs made an average of $50,720 per year, or $24.38 per hour. These salaries are still above average for the nation.

Resources

  • http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
  • http://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/cost_of_living/index.stm
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/ct/hartford/
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/ct/fairfield-county/

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