Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

For Attorneys in Denver, Colo., yearly average wages total $87K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Denver Attorneys (53 percent) survey respondents. Though the majority of Attorneys in Denver do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,146 - $154,840
(Median)
$49K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,215
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50%
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 - $20,067  
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $20,067  
   
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).
)
$51,379 - $194,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Denver Attorneys who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $75K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $92K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $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%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 44%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 39%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 34%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%

Negotiation
0%

Complex Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

Case Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
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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