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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado

The average Registered Nurse in Denver can expect to rake in roughly $28.54 per hour. Earnings sit near $22.31 per hour on the lower side but can approach $36.97 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up the vast majority of Denver Registered Nurses (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Registered Nurses in Denver claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,352 - $76,693
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,124
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$22.31 - $36.97
(Median)
$22
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,352 - $76,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,514  
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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$46,026 - $78,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.31 - $36.97  
   
Overtime
$11.53 - $55.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,514  
   
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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$46,026 - $78,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 579

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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado


Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. fill the offices of leading firms University of Colorado Hospital, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and HCA, Inc. Salary cannot be beat at University of Colorado Hospital, where median pay comes to $66K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $50K, and the higher end is not far away at $78K.

While select Swedish Medical Center employees may bring in up to $79K, a median salary of only $51K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

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

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. Registered Nurses in Denver with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$60,000


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

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Cardiology
up arrow 5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$60,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Nursery
up arrow 6%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 6%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%