Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary

The average Denver Registered Nurse earns approximately $29.27 per hour. Career duration 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,271 - $79,341
$41K
$61K
$79K
MEDIAN: $61,202
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$24.14 - $37.72
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,271 - $79,341  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $3,064  
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$49,823 - $79,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.14 - $37.72  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $55.94  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$248.32 - $3,064  
   
Total Pay (?
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$49,823 - $79,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 451

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About Denver, Colorado

Denver County, Colorado
682,545
Male:
341,137 (50.0%)
Female:
341,408 (50.0%)
Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is ranked as a Beta- world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. With a 2015 estimated...
Denver:
$58,003
Colorado:
$63,909
$1,094
Denver:
$316,700
Colorado:
$283,800
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN)


University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, HCA, Inc., Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and Exempla St. Joseph Hospital are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Denver Registered Nurses. SCLHS offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $70K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider University of Colorado Hospital, HCA, Inc., and Centura, top-paying firms where Registered Nurses in Denver rake in a comfortable $69K, $69K, or $65K, respectively.

With a median salary of only $54K, Swedish Medical Center pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $48K to $130K isn't that wide, either. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Rose Medical Center ($59K), Exempla St. Joseph Hospital ($60K), and Denver Health and Hospital Authority ($64K).

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Denver Registered Nurses with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $77K.

Key Stats for Registered Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$62,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▲24%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲10%



Home Health/Home Care
▲3%

▲2%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲2%

Acute Care
▼0%

Telemetry
▼0%

Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

Nursery
▼1%

Oncology
▼2%

Pediatrics
▼2%


Psychiatric
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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