Workforce Snapshot

The following information provides a snapshot of demographics of the State of Colorado workforce from May, 2020.

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


Average Years Of Service


Classified Non-Classified
31,001 9,107
Females Males
20,799 19,282

Average Age


Age Distribution
Traditionalists 0.3%
Boomers 25.3%
Gen Xers 41.3%
Millennials 33%

Average Annual Salary


Average Salary

Average salary and employee count by years of service.

Employee Distribution by Region

A map of Colorado divided by county. The northwest region of the state has 15.4% of the workforce, the northeast region has 6.1%, and the central metro area has 48.9%. The southwest region has 12% and the southeast region has 16.2% of the workforce.

Benefits Enrollment Plans by Tier

Plan Individual Employee Employee + Spouse Employee + Children Employee + Family Total
KP - COPAY 5,624 1,317 2,444 1,835 11,220
KP - HDHP 925 162 243 338 1,668
KP Subtotal 6,549 1,479 2,687 2,173 12,888
UHC - COPAY 2,946 890 1,062 915 5,813
UHC - HDHP 6,432 1,717 1,969 2,918 13,036
UHC Subtotal 9,378 2,607 3,031 3,833 18,849
Total Active 15,927 4,086 5,718 6,006 31,737



  • All figures are based on statewide employee workforce data.
  • 0.1% of invalid Age Distribution data is not displayed.
  • 1.4% 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.