Earning around $78K per year on average, School Psychologists receive the most money, followed by Systems Analysts (about $68K), Mathematics Teachers ($62K), and Elementary School Teachers ($51K). Financial compensation for High School Teachers is rather low — on average only approximately $42K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Jefferson County Public Schools for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $49K per year. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $63K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $63K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Arvada, Colo. (about $60K), Louisville, Ky. ($60K), and the company's headquarter city of Golden, Colo. ($58K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to $62K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Teaching License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $74K per year. Elementary Teacher Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $52K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $52K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $87K annually. Curriculum Planning also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Childhood Education, Microsoft SQL Server, and Counseling.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of respondents get sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Jefferson County Public Schools, including a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Jefferson County Public Schools also dishes out privileges such as a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, registered retirement savings plan (rrsp), and life insurance.