Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo., level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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. Denver Registered Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $73K on average.