Pay & Benefits


In addition to offering rewarding careers in public service, the State of Colorado also offers unparalleled employment opportunities, competitive pay, excellent medical benefits, generous time off and outstanding retirement benefits. All of these items put together create your total rewards package.

If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference in Colorado, then we invite you to explore our career opportunities.

Pay Structure at the State


Benefits at the State


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Student Loan Forgiveness

Benefits Website

Time Off & Leave at the State


  • Employees earn personal and sick leave at varying accrual rates, based on years of service. Full-time employees begin earning annual leave at an accrual rate of 8 hours per month (96 hours per year) and sick leave at 6.66 hours per month (80 hours per year). Leave for a part-time employee is earned on a prorated basis.
  • Leave types include annual, sick, holiday, family medical, short-term disability, military leave, paid family medical leave, veterans, active military, and national disaster response personnel.

Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA)


Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado.
About Colorado PERA