Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado Salary
Denver Registered Nurses pull down an average of $29.07 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Registered Nurses in Denver (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Registered Nurses in Denver, Colo. report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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 Denver Registered Nurses. University of Colorado Hospital offers the best pay with a median salary of $70K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $52K and maxing out at just $77K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include HCA, Inc., Centura Health, and Denver Health and Hospital Authority, where Registered Nurses in Denver typically earn around $69K, $65K, or $64K, respectively.
Bringing up the rear, Swedish Medical Center's median pay of $54K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $130K. Rose Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, and Centura also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $56K, $60K, and $63K-paychecks on average.
Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Registered Nurses in Denver with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. Denver Registered Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $76K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.