Average Substance Abuse Nurse Salary in Colorado

Substance abuse nurses in Colorado earn an average of $83,374 per year (or $40.08 per hour).

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3% higher than the national average
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Colorado substance abuse nurses earn 3% higher than the national average salary for substance abuse nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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Substance abuse nurse salary range in Colorado

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $104,251 $50
75th Percentile $98,412 $47
Median $80,687 $38
25th Percentile $72,016 $34

80% of Colorado substance abuse nurses earn between $62,580 and $104,251.

Cost-of-living adjusted substance abuse nurse salary in Colorado

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Colorado substance abuse nurses earn about $81,024 per year. Cost-of-living in Colorado is 2% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Colorado for substance abuse nurses

Denver, CO $85,638 per year

Colorado nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where substance abuse nurses are paid the highest is Denver, where the average substance abuse nurses salary is $85,638 and 27,860 registered nurses are currently employed.

Substance abuse nurses salaries in other states

California $123,414 per year
Massachusetts $91,261 per year
Washington $98,772 per year
New York $81,860 per year
New Jersey $96,620 per year
Connecticut $97,903 per year
Minnesota $77,402 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year
Arizona $79,657 per year
Texas $73,780 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Colorado?

Clinical Informatics Nurse $114,143 per year
Aesthetic Nurse $92,307 per year
Quality Assurance Nurse $92,307 per year
Dialysis Nurse $90,322 per year
OR Nurse $89,330 per year
Radiology Nurse $86,352 per year
Nurse Manager $85,359 per year
Transplant Nurse $83,374 per year
Diabetes Nurse $83,374 per year
Primary Care Nurse $83,374 per year

At a $83,374 average annual salary, substance abuse nurses in Colorado tend to earn less than clinical informatics nurses ($114,143), aesthetic nurses ($92,307), quality assurance nurses ($92,307), dialysis nurses ($90,322), OR nurses ($89,330), radiology nurses ($86,352), and nurse managers ($85,359). They tend to earn more than transplant nurses ($83,374), diabetes nurses ($83,374), and primary care nurses ($83,374).

More about substance abuse nurses

A substance abuse nurse specializes in treating patients battling addictions. They are trained in both general medicine and mental health, as they typically have to offer emotional support in addition to their care.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health