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Salaries for Legislators, Statewide Elected Officials, and County Officers

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.  State law requires salaries to be paid in twelve equal monthly amounts.  Therefore, members receive a full month salary in January at the beginning of their term, and their last month of salary in December at the end of their term.  Health care and other benefits end on December 31 immediately before the end of their term.

74th General Assembly -- 2023 and 2024 salaries.  The table below shows legislator salaries for calendar years 2023 and 2024.  Senators whose terms began prior to January 2023 will receive $41,449 annually.  Senators whose terms begin on the first day of the legislative session in January of 2023 and all members of the House will receive $43,977 annually. 

Annual Salary, 2023 and 2024
Start of Term
Annual Amount
Monthly Rate
Prior to 2023*
January 2023**
*Senators whose terms began prior to 2023.
**Senators whose terms begin in 2023 and all House Members.
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.  In accordance with this requirement, the memoranda below provide salaries for the following elected officials:

  • Governor 
  • Lieutenant Governor 
  • Attorney General 
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
Salaries for County Officers

Pursuant to Section 30-2-102 (2.3) (b), 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 2024 and 2025:
•    County Commissioners;
•    County Sheriffs;
•    County Treasurers, Assessors, and Clerks;
•    County Coroners; and
•    County Surveyors.

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