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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. An average Jefferson County Public Schools employee can expect to make $51K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Jefferson County Public Schools employees is your role at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Jefferson County Public Schools typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Jefferson County Public Schools
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About This Company

1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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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.

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
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