Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Attorneys in Denver, Colo. take home approximately $87K annually on average. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than half. Work is enjoyable for Denver Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Attorneys in Denver (53 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,210 - $154,652

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$23.96 - $286.96

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$49,210 - $154,652  
   
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$0.00 - $20,044  
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$51,317 - $186,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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$23.96 - $286.96  
   
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$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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$51,317 - $186,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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, Colo. who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $74K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $91K on average. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $120K. Attorneys in Denver who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $123K on average.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 69%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 40%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 35%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 34%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 5%

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 12%

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
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 24%
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