The State of Colorado's compensation philosophy is to provide competitive compensation in order to recruit, retain, and motivate a qualified workforce. 

Annual Compensation Plans & Reports

Job Classification Descriptions & Minimum Qualifications  

Performance Management

Personal Services Contracts

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2017 Colorado State Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

  • Minimum Wage: $9.30

  • Tipped Employee Minimum Wage: $6.28

For more information, email the Compensation Unit at