Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado (United States)

The average Registered Nurse earns approximately $28.29 per hour. Pay starts at $22.16 per hour and can approach $36.91 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$40,439 - $76,472
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MEDIAN: $54,878
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Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$22.16 - $36.91
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,439 - $76,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
Total Pay (?
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$46,141 - $78,296  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.16 - $36.91  
   
Overtime
$12.03 - $57.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
   
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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$46,141 - $78,296  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 589
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado

Denver Health and Hospital Authority attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $64,222.
Swedish Medical Center offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $52,045. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at HCA, Inc. ($58,744) and University of Colorado Hospital ($63,676).

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $55K range but grow to $62K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $69K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$60,000

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

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 7%
Pediatrics
up arrow 5%
Cardiology
up arrow 5%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 4%
Psychiatric
up arrow 4%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Hospice
up arrow 3%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Telemetry
0%
National Average
$60,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%
Nursery
up arrow 7%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 7%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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