Job Market for Experienced Nurses in Denver

  1. What are the pay rates, differentials, union/non-union, etc. for hospitals in the Denver area?
    Particularly for a cardiac nurse who works the night shift?

    What do the wages buy me relative to the local housing market?

    The political and cultural shenanigans in NC are slowly killing me. Plus, it might be time for a big change.
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    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgical


  3. by   klone
    For experienced nurses, the job market here is quite good. Pay is okay, not great, relative to COL and housing prices. Denver has one of the biggest disparities between COL and wages of any area in the country, and it has one of the hottest housing markets in the nation. Seriously, for the homes in the $250,000-400,000 range, you have to be super competitive. We just sold our home, and after two days on the market, we had three offers (two of which were OVER asking price).

    Wages would depend on years of experience. There isn't any union presence here. Depending on your years of experience, you can probably expect to start at $28-34/hour base pay.