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 High School Teacher. The median salary at Jefferson County Public Schools is $55K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Jefferson County Public Schools fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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Earning around $78K per year on average, School Psychologists receive the most money, followed by Systems Analysts (about $68K), Mathematics Teachers ($62K), and Elementary School Teachers ($51K). Financial compensation for High School Teachers is rather low — on average only approximately $42K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Jefferson County Public Schools for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $49K per year. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $63K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $63K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Arvada, Colo. (about $60K), Louisville, Ky. ($60K), and the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. ($58K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to $62K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Teaching License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $74K per year. Elementary Teacher Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $52K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $52K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $87K annually. Curriculum Planning also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

A third of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of respondents get sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Jefferson County Public Schools, including a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Jefferson County Public Schools also dishes out privileges such as a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, registered retirement savings plan (rrsp), and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


65 %
35 %
$32,994 - $69,000
$49,851 - $79,673
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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