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 income for Jefferson County Public Schools employees is $51K annually. At Jefferson County Public Schools, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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School Psychologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $78K per year; Systems Analysts, Elementary School Teachers, and High School Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $68K, $50K, and $42K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Jefferson County Public Schools for between five and 10 years earn about $52K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $42K per year. Overall, the greater share of Jefferson County Public Schools folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $63K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K per year) can be spotted in Arvada, Colo.; Louisville, Ky. ($59K), the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. (around $58K), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $49K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Colorado, where the average salary is about $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $74K per year for Teaching License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $49K annually for accredited Teacher Certifications. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Jefferson County Public Schools come out on top, and their salaries approach about $49K per year.


When it comes to skills, Counseling seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $78K annually. A common skill in Jefferson County Public Schools' work force is Curriculum Planning; nearly one-fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and English Language.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Jefferson County Public Schools; the company rewards only 43 percent with paid vacation time and only 36 percent with sick leave. Jefferson County Public Schools helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a 401(k) plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of employees also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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$31,511 - $69,000
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 5 votes.
$35,500 - $57,920

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