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. The median income for Jefferson County Public Schools employees is $51K per year. Jefferson County Public Schools paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level and where you live are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, Colorado 80401

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School Psychologists rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $78K annually; Systems Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to about $68K, while Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers rank near the top as well ($50K and approximately $42K, respectively).

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $42K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $52K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Jefferson County Public Schools employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $63K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $66K annually) can be spotted in Arvada, Colo.; Louisville, Ky. (around $59K), the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. ($58K), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $49K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where salaries average out at $60K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Teaching License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $74K annually. On average, salaries rise to $49K per year for accredited Teacher Certifications. Jefferson County Public Schools provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $49K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Counseling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $78K per year. Curriculum Planning is regularly seen around here; nearly one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and English Language.

Benefits and Perks

43 percent have paid vacation, and only about 36 percent can take paid time off for illness. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of employees also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


65 %
35 %
$31,511 - $69,000
$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 5 votes.
$35,500 - $57,920

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