Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

The average Denver Attorney can expect to rake in roughly $87K per year. Work is enjoyable for Attorneys in Denver, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Attorneys in Denver, Colo. (53 percent) survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,146 - $154,840
(Median)
$49K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,215
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90%

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$24.47 - $280.85
(Median)
$24
$52
$280
MEDIAN: $52.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,146 - $154,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,379 - $194,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$24.47 - $280.85  
   
Overtime
$39.75 - $200.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,379 - $194,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Attorneys in Denver, Colo. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $92K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $75K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $121K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $123K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 67%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 39%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 34%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 33%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Complex Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 24%
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