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 typically bring home $46K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Jefferson County Public Schools employees is what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Jefferson County Public Schools
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Elementary School Teacher (5)
$29,803 - $71,185  
[-]Elementary School Teacher (5)
Salary$30,534 - $70,145  
Total Pay$29,803 - $71,185  
[+]Bus Driver, School (4)
$17,456 - $43,718  
[+]Bus Driver, School (4)
Salary$9,471 - $27,233  
Bonus$23.92 - $471.97  
Total Pay$17,456 - $43,718  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
$29,521 - $72,988  
[+]High School Teacher (4)
Salary$30,894 - $74,784  
Total Pay$29,521 - $72,988  
[+]School Psychologist (2)
$58,093 - $125,943  
[+]School Psychologist (2)
Salary$55,633 - $106,016  
Total Pay$58,093 - $125,943  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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About This Company

1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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Typically, School Psychologists are the best paid with salaries hovering at around $85K; Systems Analysts, Elementary School Teachers, and High School Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $68K, about $50K, and approximately $46K, respectively. On the lower end are School Bus Drivers at $15K.


Median pay is highest in Arvada ($66K per year), followed by Louisville ($58K), Denver ($49K), and Birmingham ($24K). Within the firm, employees working in Kentucky take home the most — around $58K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of approximately $28K. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home about $39K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $47K for Teacher Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Secondary Teacher Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make $47K. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $49K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Microsoft SQL Server in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $68K. A common skill in Jefferson County Public Schools' work force is Transport; one-tenth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Childhood Education, Scheduling, and Curriculum Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is more common here than paid vacation time; just over a half of workers report receiving the former, whereas only about two-fifths of workers report receiving the latter. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Jefferson County Public Schools sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The greater part of workers can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit retirement plan, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


66 %
34 %
$18,616 - $64,000
$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 10 votes.
$35,500 - $57,920

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