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

Hourly pay for Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. typically comes in around $28.29 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.16 per hour, and the top verges on $36.91. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority (90 percent) of Registered Nurses in Denver are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$40,439 - $76,472
(Median)
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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
(Median)
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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 (?
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  
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  
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 offers the largest salaries in town — $64K on average.
HCA, Inc. is also at the bottom of the scale.

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

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 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 $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $74K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in eight.
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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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Extremely satisfied
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%