Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary

Median pay for Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. lies in the neighborhood of $28.83 per hour. Compensation ranges between $22.89 per hour and $37.73. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Registered Nurses in Denver who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. For the most part, Denver Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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Many Registered Nurses in Denver can be found at University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, HCA, Inc., Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, firms that are at the top of the field. Although University of Colorado Hospital offers the highest salaries (median pay is $66K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $51K to $77K. Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. can also look forward to large paychecks at Denver Health and Hospital Authority ($64K), Centura ($63K), and HCA, Inc. ($60K).

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. Rose Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, and HCA, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $56K, $60K, and $60K.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. For Denver Registered Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Registered Nurses in Denver with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $75K.

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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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