Average Salary for Jefferson County Public Schools Employees

Operating out of Golden, Colo., Jefferson County Public Schools employs talent in positions ranging from Elementary School Teacher to Head Teacher. A salary of $54K per year is the median rate at Jefferson County Public Schools. Though geography and your role at the company are influential salary factors for those at Jefferson County Public Schools, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $53K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $41K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $60K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Littleton, Colo.; Arvada, Colo. (approximately $69K), Louisville, Ky. ($57K), and the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. At $47K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where salaries average out at $57K annually.


School Psychologists earn the highest median pay at about $80K per year, followed by Mathematics Teachers (around $62K), High School Teachers (approximately $61K), and Speech-Language Pathologists (around $55K). Among the lower-paid positions at Jefferson County Public Schools are Elementary School Teachers — the median salary for this role approaches about $52K.

Certifications and Degrees

Teaching License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $63K annually. Earning a Special Education Certificate certification garners significant financial rewards of $58K per year on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Jefferson County Public Schools come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $78K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $102K per year. Curriculum Planning also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Childhood Education, English Language, and Team Leadership are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Jefferson County Public Schools can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four respondents get paid vacation days, and a fifth of survey participants receive paid sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan, a 403(b) plan, and a 401(k) plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage. Jefferson County Public Schools employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


65 %
35 %
$32,401 - $67,802
$46,598 - $82,407
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
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