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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Attorneys in Denver take home an average $87K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,334 - $157,564
(Median)
$48K
$87K
$160K
MEDIAN: $87,256
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$22.69 - $278.76
(Median)
$23
$50
$280
MEDIAN: $50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,334 - $157,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,112  
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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$50,681 - $196,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$22.69 - $278.76  
   
Overtime
$35.05 - $101.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,112  
   
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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$50,681 - $196,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $75K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $92K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $124K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $132K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%


Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 79%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 67%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 39%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 35%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 18%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Research Analysis
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 24%
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