Colorado ranks third in the nation in the concentration of high tech jobs according to the 10/5/11 Denver Post.  It was tied with Maryland with 87 high tech jobs per 1,000 private-sector jobs in 2010.  TechAmerica Foundation reports Colorado with 156,000 high-tech workers in 2010 with a payroll of $14.2 billion.  This number of workers places Colorado twelfth nationwide in total high-tech employment.