Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Denver, Colorado

Denver Registered Nurses take home an average $28.63 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.45 per hour, and the top verges on $37.11. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,453 - $77,796
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,054
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50%
90%

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$22.45 - $37.11
(Median)
$22
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,453 - $77,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$46,263 - $78,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.45 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$5.66 - $55.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$46,263 - $78,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 590
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado


University of Colorado Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and HCA, Inc. are all popular places to work. University of Colorado Hospital offers the best pay with a median salary of $65K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $51K and maxing out at just $78K.

With a median salary of only $52K, Swedish Medical Center pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $44K to $78K isn't that wide, either.

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

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


For many Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Registered Nurses in Denver with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $74K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$60,000


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

Case Management
up arrow 13%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%


Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
0%

National Average
$60,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Nursery
up arrow 7%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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