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 Middle School Teacher. Employees at Jefferson County Public Schools make $51K annually on average. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Jefferson County Public Schools workers, followed by geography and your role at the company. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Jefferson County Public Schools Median Salary by Job


Elementary School Teacher
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Middle School Teacher
4 profiles

High School Teacher
2 profiles

Head Teacher
2 profiles

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
2 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
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1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $39K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $52K annually. The largest slice of the Jefferson County Public Schools workforce (27 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $54K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $81K annually) can be spotted in Littleton, Colo.; Arvada, Colo. (approximately $69K), Louisville, Ky. (about $57K), and Denver, Colo. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Jefferson County Public Schools employees make the most in Kentucky, earning $57K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Mathematics Teachers, High School Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Middle School Teachers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $62K annually, the other salaries come in at around $61K, $55K, and about $55K, respectively. Head Teachers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $44K.

Certifications and Degrees

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate Holders earn around $55K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Jefferson County Public Schools come out on top, and their salaries approach $70K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Speech Pathology; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $55K per year. A garden variety skill at Jefferson County Public Schools is Curriculum Planning; around half of Jefferson County Public Schools' people use it regularly. Key skills also include Childhood Education, English Language, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

30 percent have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of survey participants can take paid time off for illness. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit retirement plan, and retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


64 %
36 %
$24,161 - $59,897
$48,841 - $122,829

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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