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Salaries for Legislators, Statewide Elected Officials, and County Officers

2020 Salaries for Legislators

Section 2-2-307, C.R.S., governs the salaries of the members of the General Assembly.  Members of the General Assembly receive the same salary each year of their term, unless an exception is made in statute.  Member salaries are adjusted at the beginning of each term to equal 25 percent of a county judge's salary during the first year of the term.  Senators serve four-year terms, while members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms.  In 2020, House Bill 20-1423 froze the salary for legislators elected in 2020 at the level paid to those last elected in 2019 for calendar year 2021 only. The table below summarizes member salaries for calendar years 2020 through 2022 based on current law, including the changes under House Bill 20-1423.

  72nd General Assembly 73rd General Assembly
 
2020 Salaries
2021 Salaries
           2022 Salaries
Start of Term
Annual Amount
Monthly Rate
Prior to 2019
$30,000.00
$2,500.00
January 2019  
$40,242.00  
$3,353.50  
All Member
$40,242.00
$3,353.50
Prior to 2021
$40,242.00
$3,353.50
January 2021
$41,449.00
$3,454.08

72nd General Assembly -- 2020 salaries.  All members of the General Assembly whose terms commenced on the first day of the legislative session beginning in January of 2019 receive $40,242 annually payable in twelve equal monthly amounts. Members whose terms began prior to January 2019 receive $30,000 per year payable at the rate of $2,500 per month.  

73rd General Assembly -- 2021 and 2022 salaries.  During calendar year 2021, all members of the General Assembly shall receive $40,242 annually payable in twelve equal monthly amounts.  In calendar year 2022, all members of the General Assembly whose terms commence on the first day of the legislative session beginning in January of 2021 shall receive $41,449 annually.  All members whose terms commence prior to January 2021 shall receive $40,242 annually.  Salaries are payable in twelve equal monthly amounts.

Salary for Statewide Elected Officials

Pursuant to Section 24-9-101(5), C.R.S., Legislative Council Staff is required to post the current salary of the five statewide elected officials on the General Assembly's website.  For the term of office starting on January 8, 2019, and ending on January 10, 2023, statewide elected officials will receive the annual salaries listed below.

  • Governor - $123,193
  • Lieutenant Governor - $93,360
  • Attorney General - $107,672
  • Secretary of State - $93,360
  • State Treasurer - $93,360

Additional detail on the calculations used to determine these salary amounts can be found in the following memorandum.

2020 and 2021 Salaries for County Officers

Pursuant to Section 30-2-102, C.R.S., every two years, the Director of Research of the Legislative Council adjusts the amount of each annual salary in each specified statutory category for county officers based on the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area.   In accordance with the statutory requirement, this document provides salaries for the following county officers for 2020 and 2021:

  • County Commissioners
  • County Sheriffs
  • County Treasurers, Assessors, and Clerks
  • County Coroners
  • County Surveyors