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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado

Pay for Registered Nurses in Denver sits in the ballpark of $28.53 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.32 per hour, and the top verges on $36.98. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Denver Registered Nurses (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,048 - $77,640
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,614
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90%

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$22.32 - $36.98
(Median)
$22
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,048 - $77,640  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
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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$46,036 - $78,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.32 - $36.98  
   
Overtime
$6.00 - $55.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
   
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).
)
$46,036 - $78,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado


University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and HCA, Inc. are all popular places to work. Although University of Colorado Hospital offers the highest salaries (median pay is $65K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $51K to $78K.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Swedish Medical Center, where the median salary is just $52K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $44K to $78K.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Denver Registered Nurses see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $74K.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%


Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Telemetry
0%

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$60,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Nursery
up arrow 6%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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