Workforce Snapshot

The following information provides a snapshot of demographics of the State of Colorado workforce from January, 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

39,243

Average Years Of Service

9.4

Classified
Non-Classified
30,721 8,522
Females
Males
20,443 18,761

Average Age

45.7

Age Distribution
Traditionalists 0.3%
Boomers 23.6%
Gen Xers 41.8%
Millennials 34.3%

Average Annual Salary

$63,498

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
4,880 1,041 2,072 1,425 9,418
KP - COPAY BASIC
751 238 275 269 1,533
KP - HDHP
897 188 328 518 1,931
KP Subtotal
6,528 1,467 2,675 2,212 12,882
Cigna - COPAY PLUS
3,133 1,065 1,263 1,111 6,572
Cigna - COPAY BASIC
2,142 707 873 1,415 5,137
Cigna - HDHP
3,730 919 938 1,337 6,924
Cigna Subtotal
9,005 2,691 3,074 3,863 18,633
Total Active
15,533 4,158 5,749 6,075 31,515

 

NOTES:

  • All figures are based on statewide employee workforce data.
  • 0.1% of invalid Age Distribution data is not displayed.
  • 1.2% of invalid Employee Distribution by Region data is not displayed.
  • 0.1% of invalid & nonbinary 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.