The highest average salaries go to School Psychologists, who bring in close to about $78K per year, though Systems Analysts are not far behind at $68K along with Elementary School Teachers (approximately $51K) and High School Teachers ($42K). Earning only around $41K on average, Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $42K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $52K per year. Overall, the greater share of Jefferson County Public Schools folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $62K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K per year) can be spotted in Arvada, Colo.; Denver, Colo. (about $63K), Louisville, Ky. (approximately $59K), and the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. ($58K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $63K annually) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Elementary Teacher Certifications, who make around $49K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Teacher Certifications with credentials; these people earn approximately $47K annually on average. The best paid folks at Jefferson County Public Schools have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $49K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Counseling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $78K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Jefferson County Public Schools is Curriculum Planning; a little less than a fifth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
31 percent have paid vacation, and only about 38 percent can take paid time off for illness. 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 a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.