Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado

Median pay for Denver Registered Nurses is around $28.68 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $22.46 per hour and $37.03. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Nurses in Denver. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,525 - $77,689

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$22.46 - $37.03

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,525 - $77,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
Total Pay (?
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$46,312 - $78,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.46 - $37.03  
   
Overtime
$5.61 - $54.93  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
   
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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$46,312 - $78,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. Pay for Registered Nurses in Denver is best at University of Colorado Hospital, which offers a median salary of $66K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $51K to $77K.

Swedish Medical Center doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $52K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $78K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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

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


For Denver Registered Nurses, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $74K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$60,000


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

Case Management
up arrow 13%


Pediatrics
up arrow 5%


Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
0%

National Average
$60,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Nursery
up arrow 7%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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