Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salary

Average Denver Attorneys make around $87K annually. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Most Attorneys in Denver, Colo. are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,303 - $155,910
(Median)
$46K
$87K
$160K
MEDIAN: $86,647
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$23.70 - $266.63
(Median)
$24
$49
$270
MEDIAN: $49.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,303 - $155,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,027  
Total Pay (?
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$50,205 - $170,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$23.70 - $266.63  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,027  
   
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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$50,205 - $170,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $73K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $91K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $117K. Attorneys in Denver, Colo. who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $114K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 24%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 22%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 16%

Leadership
up arrow 16%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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