Colorado General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Colorado are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover Colorado in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Colorado include Colorado Springs, Denver and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Colorado where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
|Buckley Air Force Base||Air Force||116||Denver||27.13%|
|Fort Carson||Army||Unknown||Colorado Springs||17.78%|
|Pueblo Chemical Depot||Army||245||Colorado Springs||17.78%|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
Colorado Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Colorado, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in Colorado.
Common Occupations in Colorado
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|General Business And Industry||394||$98,319.00||$272.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||188||$74,426.00||$66.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||184||$86,884.00||$371.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||175||$42,660.00||$11.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||170||$82,133.00||$138.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||136||$45,268.00||$43.00|
|Information Technology Management||136||$116,440.00||$435.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||119||$74,666.00||$60.00|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||110||$116,043.00||$1,409.00|
This table lists the top fifteen occupations held by the approximately 3,154 federal employees working in Colorado, Colorado, as well as average yearly compensation for Colorado based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Colorado
|Agency||Colorado Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||1,350||$59,851.00||$41.00|
|Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior||572||$100,276.00||$271.00|
|Bureau Of Reclamation||241||$98,937.00||$607.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||225||$52,160.00||$20.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||188||$74,426.00||$66.00|
|Ofc Of Sr Coord For Rocky Mountains||143||$100,519.00||$745.00|
|Federal Highway Administration||120||$95,315.00||$231.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||110||$116,043.00||$1,409.00|
|Public Buildings Service||103||$100,920.00||$48.00|
There are ten Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Colorado. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 3,154 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Colorado. The average federal employee in Colorado earns $82,817 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $244.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Colorado is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Colorado is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,350 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Colorado by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.