Workforce Snapshot

The following information provides a snapshot of demographics of the State of Colorado workforce from July, 2021.

Printable Snapshot PDF.

 

For further exploration into the workforce data, please see the full reports listed on the Division of Human Resources Workforce Report page.

Employee Count

39,406

Average Years Of Service

9.3

Classified
Non-Classified
30,125 9,281
Females
Males
20,543 18,815

Average Age

45.5

Age Distribution
Traditionalists 0.2%
Boomers 22.5%
Gen Xers 41%
Millennials 36.1%

Average Annual Salary

$64,737

Average Salary

Bar chart and line graph of Average Salary and Employee Count by Years of Service
 

Employee Distribution by Region

A map of Colorado divided by county. 49.9% of state employees work in the Denver Metro area

Benefits Enrollment Plans by Tier

Plan Individual Employee Employee + Spouse Employee + Children Employee + Family Total
KP - COPAY PLUS
4,648 1,021 2,009 1,343 9,021
KP - COPAY BASIC
786 228 282 297 1,593
KP - HDHP
904 175 305 463 1,847
KP Subtotal
6,338 1,424 2,596 2,103 12,461
Cigna - COPAY PLUS
3,397 1,147 1,309 1,204 7,057
Cigna - COPAY BASIC
2,331 779 926 1,533 5,569
Cigna - HDHP
3,588 875 893 1,287 6,643
Cigna Subtotal
9,316 2,801 3,128 4,024 19,269
Total Active
15,654 4,225 5,724 6,127 31,730

 

NOTES:

  • All figures are based on statewide employee workforce data.
  • 0.2% of invalid Age Distribution data is not displayed.
  • 1.4% of invalid Employee Distribution by Region data is not displayed.
  • 0.1% of invalid Gender Distribution data is not displayed.
  • Benefits Enrollment data is based on active employees and does not include COBRA enrollment data.

Please note: The information provided is a snapshot on the last day of the month indicated. Many of these numbers change every day as employees are hired, separate, and change their benefits enrollment, so the reports on this page provide estimates for the month. The information provided excludes non-classified higher education institutions, as individual data for those employees is not provided to the HR Analytics Unit. Please also note the month the data represents, as the table and the links may account for different time periods, due to processing time for data sources.