CT Healthcare Jobs Pay Very Well

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Among the top 12 highest-earning Connecticut occupations last year, 11 are doctors, dentists or nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chief Executives is the only non-healthcare occupation to crack the top 12 list. Lowest paid healthcare workers included Personal care assistants (20th from the bottom) and Home health aides (28th from the bottom). Overall, last year Connecticut healthcare workers (practitioners and support occupations) averaged $74,409 in wages, 24% higher than the average Connecticut worker ($60,780). One in every eleven Connecticut workers was employed in healthcare in 2018. Connecticut healthcare practitioners’ average annual wages ($94,980) ranked ninth in the nation, just behind Alaska, California, Hawaii, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.

Rank CT occupation 2018 Annual mean wages
1 Obstetricians and gynecologists $272,080
2 Anesthesiologists $270,210
3 Psychiatrists $258,200
4 Internists, general $236,460
5 Surgeons $224,570
6 Other physicians and surgeons $221,870
7 Dentists, general $213,390
8 Orthodontists $211,240
9 Chief Executives $210,650
10 Pediatricians, general $205,420
11 Family and general practitioners $199,890
12 Nurse anesthetists $190,480
   
39 Lawyers $153,640
57 Physician assistants $125,6110
64 Nurse practitioners $118,020
74 Nurse midwives $111,340
93 Nursing instructors, post-secondary $101,760
180 Registered nurses $81,220
333 Legislators $59,740
455 Community health workers $47,240
667 Home health aides $28,240
675 Personal care assistants $27,300
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