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. A salary of $52K annually is the median rate at Jefferson County Public Schools. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Jefferson County Public Schools. 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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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $52K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $40K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Jefferson County Public Schools employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $55K per year on average.


School Psychologists earn the highest median pay at approximately $80K annually, followed by Mathematics Teachers ($62K), High School Teachers (about $61K), and Speech-Language Pathologists ($55K). Head Teachers make an average $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $81K per year) can be spotted in Littleton, Colo.; Arvada, Colo. (about $69K), Louisville, Ky. ($57K), and the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. (approximately $50K) are the next top-paying cities. Denver, Colo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $46K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Jefferson County Public Schools employees make the most in Kentucky, earning $57K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Teaching License Holders earn approximately $63K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $55K annually for accredited American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate Holders. Jefferson County Public Schools workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning around $79K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $105K per year. Curriculum Planning is regularly seen around here; one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Childhood Education, English Language, and Speech Pathology round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Jefferson County Public Schools; the company rewards only one in five survey participants with paid vacation time and only one-seventh of workers with sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for close to one-half. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Jefferson County Public Schools


67 %
33 %
$24,511 - $63,530
$49,920 - $103,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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