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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,390
25th Percentile Wage
$60,100
50th Percentile Wage
$71,280
75th Percentile Wage
$83,600
90th Percentile Wage
$97,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,280
3.55% 5.99%
2016
$68,750
0.31% -
2015
$68,540
0.36% -
2014
$68,290
0.31% -
2013
$68,080
1.57% -
2012
$67,010
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Colorado ranges from $61,870 to $74,850. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $74,850. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $74,320). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$74,850
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$72,880
Grand Junction
$71,250
Colorado Springs
$70,500
Fort Collins-Loveland
$68,560
Greeley
$67,800
Pueblo
$65,790
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$65,290
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$63,560
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$61,870




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