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Starting Salary of Hospitals in CT?


I am considering making a move to CT and am a new graduate RN BSN nurse living in NYC. I'm currently doing some research, weighing the pros and cons of my move.

Does anyone know the starting salaries at any CT hospitals and their nurse to patient ratio? I have done some digging on this site and most information seems outdated.

Thanks in advance for your help!

It might help to know what areas you're considering, and what department :)

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

It's very dependent on what area of CT, the unit, and the hospital.

Our small community hospital is paying less than the bigger ones just a few minutes away.

knittygrittyRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, OB/GYN, Informatics, Simulation. Has 6 years experience.

I work in the Hartford area at a major hospital, our starting salary is 29.00 although for nurse ratios it completely is dependent on the floor and staffing. Managers will tell you the ratios are 5-6 but since there isn't mandated staffing levels, it can be whatever. I've worked on floors caring for 10+ patients at a time as a new grad.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Fairfield County..I work in two of the hospitals there. Both start new grads out at $29 and change.

nurse to patient ratios..depends on the unit and the shift. Since CT has no mandated laws/rules on the ratio, it is pretty much up to the descretion of the hospital.

My sister is a new grad RN BSN and was offered $31 and change on a med-tele unit. I can't remember which hospital but it's in Fairfield County.

No wonder everybody wants to work in CA,

Thank you all for your responses. I am looking in the Milford area and am open to any department at the moment.