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Average Salary for Jefferson County Public Schools Employees

Operating out of Golden, Colorado, 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 $44K per year. Your job title influences pay for Jefferson County Public Schools workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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
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[-]Elementary School Teacher (5)
$29,719 - $71,595  
[-]Elementary School Teacher (5)
Salary$30,465 - $70,334  
Total Pay$29,719 - $71,595  
[+]Bus Driver, School (4)
$17,575 - $43,941  
[+]Bus Driver, School (4)
Salary$9,530 - $25,700  
Bonus$34.61 - $907  
Total Pay$17,575 - $43,941  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
$29,657 - $74,196  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
Salary$30,529 - $73,073  
Total Pay$29,657 - $74,196  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School (2)
$31,194 - $60,146  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School (2)
Salary$31,678 - $58,127  
Total Pay$31,194 - $60,146  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Jefferson County Public Schools Details

1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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School Psychologists rake in the most money, with average earnings of $85K; Systems Analysts come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $68K, while Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers rank near the top as well ($50K and $46K, respectively). Earning only approximately $15K, School Bus Drivers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $66K annually) can be spotted in Arvada; Louisville (about $58K), Denver ($47K), and Birmingham ($24K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Jefferson County Public Schools employees make the most in Kentucky, earning approximately $58K per year on average.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of around $28K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (32 percent) have worked in their field for one to four years and now make $39K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Teacher Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $47K. Acquiring certification to be a Secondary Teacher Certification is rewarded at $47K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Jefferson County Public Schools — these employees make the most at about $49K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft SQL Server among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $68K. A garden variety skill at Jefferson County Public Schools is Childhood Education; around one in ten of Jefferson County Public Schools' people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Curriculum Planning, Microsoft Excel, and Transport.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Jefferson County Public Schools gives paid vacation to 36 percent and paid sick leave to half of workers. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a company pension plan. Jefferson County Public Schools provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).

Key Stats

68 %
32 %
$18,616 - $64,000
$42,000 - $59,645
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
$35,500 - $57,920

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