Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary

Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. can expect wages of $28.83 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $22.89 per hour on the lower end to $37.73 on the higher end. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Denver Registered Nurses (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,539 - $77,839
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,849
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$22.89 - $37.73
(Median)
$23
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $28.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,539 - $77,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
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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$46,991 - $79,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.89 - $37.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$6.30 - $55.71  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
   
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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$46,991 - $79,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 628
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University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, HCA, Inc., Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and Exempla St. Joseph Hospital are among the top companies that take on many Registered Nurses in Denver. Although salaries only range from $51K to just $77K, University of Colorado Hospital still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $66K. Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Centura, and HCA, Inc. also offer top salaries for Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo.. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $64K, $63K, and $60K, respectively.

With a median salary of $53K, Swedish Medical Center provides Denver Registered Nurses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $77K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rose Medical Center at $56K, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital at $60K, and HCA, Inc., where $60K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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


For many Registered Nurses in Denver, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. 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 $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries



Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Telemetry
0%

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$61,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Nursery
up arrow 6%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

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