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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. Jefferson County Public Schools employees bring home $52K annually on average. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Jefferson County Public Schools, but how long you've been working and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Jefferson County Public Schools typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Jefferson County Public Schools
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Elementary School Teacher (6)
$30,149 - $73,770  
[-]Elementary School Teacher (6)
Salary$30,753 - $74,059  
Total Pay$30,149 - $73,770  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
$29,604 - $73,124  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
Salary$31,009 - $77,734  
Total Pay$29,604 - $73,124  
[+]Bus Driver, School (2)
$18,384 - $43,415  
[+]Bus Driver, School (2)
Total Pay$18,384 - $43,415  
[+]Systems Analyst (2)
$42,355 - $100,106  
[+]Systems Analyst (2)
Salary$43,284 - $94,243  
Total Pay$42,355 - $100,106  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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About This Company

1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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School Psychologists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $78K per year; Systems Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $68K, while Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers rank near the top as well ($51K and around $46K, respectively). On the lower end are Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers at $41K on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $42K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $52K per year. The largest slice of the Jefferson County Public Schools workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $61K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K per year) can be spotted in Arvada, Colo.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $63K), Louisville, Ky. (around $59K), 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 $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Elementary Teacher Certifications, who make around $49K per year. Teacher Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $47K annually. Jefferson County Public Schools workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $49K on average.


Employees who count Counseling among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $78K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Jefferson County Public Schools is Curriculum Planning; a little less than one-fifth of employees use it for work. Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Only 35 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. With an eye toward the future, Jefferson County Public Schools offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).

Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


68 %
32 %
$20,713 - $72,331
$42,729 - $75,046
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$35,500 - $57,920
United States (change)

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