Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Denver Attorneys can expect wages of $87K annually on average. The majority of Attorneys in Denver claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Attorneys in Denver, Colo. who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Just over one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and nearly one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,633 - $156,044
(Median)
$50K
$87K
$160K
MEDIAN: $86,701
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50%
90%

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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
$49,633 - $156,044  
   
Bonus
$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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$51,602 - $195,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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 - $20,044  
   
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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$51,602 - $195,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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.


For many Attorneys in Denver, Colo., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $74K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $92K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $124K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $132K, 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 48%


Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 80%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 40%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 36%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 19%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 23%