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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Median pay for Attorneys in Denver is around $86K annually. Although close to a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Denver Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,592 - $151,656
(Median)
$50K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,513
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$22.69 - $278.76
(Median)
$23
$50
$280
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,592 - $151,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,750  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $10,000  
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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$51,493 - $190,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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 - $19,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $10,000  
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).
)
$51,493 - $190,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


Attorneys in Denver with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $73K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $93K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $122K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $134K.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 82%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 41%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 41%

Research Analysis
up arrow 25%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 19%

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Client Interaction
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 21%