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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.  In 2020, House Bill 20-1423 froze the salary for legislators elected in 2020 at the level paid to those last elected in 2018 for calendar year 2021 only. The table below summarizes member salaries for calendar years 2021 and 2022 based on current law, including the changes under House Bill 20-1423.

  73rd General Assembly
2021 Salaries
           2022 Salaries
Start of Term
Annual Amount
Monthly Rate
All Members
Prior to 2021
January 2021

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.  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.

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.

2022 and 2023 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 2022 and 2023:
•    County Commissioners;
•    County Sheriffs;
•    County Treasurers, Assessors, and Clerks;
•    County Coroners; and
•    County Surveyors.

This document has been updated to reflect Senate Bill 22-065, which sets 2023 salaries for full time coroners in category II, III, and IV counties whose terms begin in 2023 equal to salaries for commissioners, treasurers, assessors, and clerks.  The bill also requires these salaries to be adjusted for inflation in the same manner as those for other positions, beginning in 2024.