Salary for a Nurse in Vermont - VT

A nursing shortage currently exists in Vermont and in the rest of the United States. Nursing salaries in Vermont must remain competitive in order to continue to attract nursing students to fill the expected shortages of nurses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Registered Nurse (RN) salary in Vermont is $63,230, which is close to the national average yearly income for RNs of $66,530. The average Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) salary in Vermont, per the BLS, is $41,430, which is slightly better than the national average annual pay for LPNs of $40,900.

RNs, of course, may include Advanced Practice RNs such as Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and other specialized nursing options. Wages tend to vary for both LPNs and RNs in Vermont depending upon one’s education, degree held, amount of experience, industry in which one works, and area of Vermont in which one works. The BLS reports salaries for LPNs and RNs in metropolitan and non metropolitan areas of Vermont as follows:

Vermont City LPN Salary RN Salary
Burlington/South Burlington, VT $43,850 $68,210
Southern Vermont non metro, VT $39,370 $59,880
Northern Vermont non metro, VT $41,830 $60,810

Individual salary statistics for Advanced Practice RNs are not available but one can surmise that these types of nurses make, on average, $10,000 to $20,000 more than regular RNs.

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