Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado

An average Registered Nurse in Denver can expect to take home roughly $28.61 per hour. Pay generally varies between $22.42 per hour and $37.08. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,489 - $78,290
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,273
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$22.42 - $37.08
(Median)
$22
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,489 - $78,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,486  
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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$46,212 - $78,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.42 - $37.08  
   
Overtime
$5.66 - $55.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,486  
   
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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$46,212 - $78,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Registered Nurses in Denver include University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and HCA, Inc. Pay for Denver Registered Nurses is best at University of Colorado Hospital, which offers a median salary of $65K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $51K to $78K.

Bringing up the rear, Swedish Medical Center's median pay of $52K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$60,000


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

Case Management
up arrow 13%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%


Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
0%

National Average
$60,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Nursery
up arrow 7%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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