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Teacher Jobs in Colorado

Teachers in the arts, languages, math, sciences, and special education are needed in the state of Colorado both at the elementary and secondary levels. Certified teachers earn a starting wage of $32,126. While this wage is lower to start than the state's per capita personal income, teacher salaries increase at regular intervals and with continuing education. Teachers seeking employment may have good fortune applying in the larger school districts like Jeffco Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and Douglas County School District.

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Colorado Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

26,510

Salary Range

$39,970 - $74,920

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $39,970 to $74,920 a year in Colorado. There are around twenty six thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Pueblo710$46,300
Grand Junction670$48,330
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood12$54,580
Colorado Springs3$46,110
Boulder1$59,800
Fort Collins1$51,150
Greeley1$46,830

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

1,330

Salary Range

$37,060 - $87,840

English teachers have a salary range between $37,060 to $87,840 a year in Colorado, with over 1,330 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood510$53,020
Colorado Springs170$57,570

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

16,710

Salary Range

$41,850 - $77,450

As a high school teacher in Colorado you can expect to make between $41,850 - $77,450. There are around sixteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fort Collins980$51,620
Greeley730$49,180
Pueblo420$48,090
Grand Junction410$50,040
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood8$58,240
Colorado Springs2$47,840
Boulder1$59,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

380

Salary Range

$40,820 - $112,200

In Colorado, a history teacher's salary may range from $40,820 to $112,200. There are around 380 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood150$61,850
Colorado Springs70$76,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

3,840

Salary Range

$38,250 - $72,130

Kindergarten teachers in Colorado, can earn between $38,250 to $72,130 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs520$44,320
Greeley290$44,480
Fort Collins220$48,550
Boulder200$56,280
Pueblo80$42,890
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood2$52,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

61,360

Salary Range

$38,250 - $104,390

As a math teacher in Colorado you can expect to make between $38,250 - $104,390. Colorado is home to about sixty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood490$56,460
Colorado Springs130$59,510

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

7,730

Salary Range

$20,140 - $59,620

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,140 to $59,620 a year in Colorado. Colorado is home to about seven thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boulder740$38,560
Colorado Springs680$42,700
Fort Collins420$32,300
Grand Junction210$29,010
Greeley160$29,090
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood3$35,230

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

8,440

Salary Range

$23,180 - $45,120

In Colorado, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $23,180 to $45,120, with over 8,440 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boulder990$31,970
Fort Collins430$28,150
Greeley360$27,530
Grand Junction90$34,260
Pueblo80$29,300
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood4$29,700
Colorado Springs1$30,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

5,350

Salary Range

$35,740 - $118,660

As a school administrator in Colorado you can expect to make between $35,740 - $118,660. Colorado is home to about five thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood400$51,180
Boulder60$46,650
Fort Collins60$41,940
Colorado Springs50$54,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs710$85,990
Boulder280$97,890
Greeley240$86,250
Fort Collins220$92,760
Pueblo120$81,950
Grand Junction100$85,810
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood2$90,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

4,220

Salary Range

$40,490 - $74,610

School counselors in Colorado, can earn between $40,490 to $74,610 a year, with over 4,220 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs670$49,000
Fort Collins290$50,220
Boulder280$59,090
Greeley220$49,870
Grand Junction110$49,460
Pueblo110$53,410
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood2$51,580

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,220

Salary Range

$48,350 - $104,330

School librarians have a salary range between $48,350 to $104,330 a year in Colorado. Colorado is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs250$70,040
Boulder160$77,360
Fort Collins140$64,570
Greeley120$61,110
Pueblo60$65,130
Grand Junction50$59,780
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood1$66,440

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

7,760

Salary Range

$41,710 - $78,830

In Colorado, a special education teacher's salary may range from $41,710 to $78,830. Colorado is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood620$56,010
Colorado Springs100$46,140
Fort Collins90$51,210
Pueblo30$45,600

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs430$45,900
Boulder180$61,430
Fort Collins120$50,760
Greeley100$49,230
Grand Junction90$51,100
Pueblo70$46,710
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood1$56,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood870$55,560
Colorado Springs210$48,020
Boulder130$59,260
Fort Collins80$50,790
Greeley70$47,020
Pueblo50$47,800

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs290$48,250
Boulder150$63,370
Fort Collins110$51,900
Grand Junction100$55,730
Greeley80$52,880
Pueblo70$51,540
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood1$58,370

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

18,730

Salary Range

$23,090 - $38,840

In Colorado, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $23,090 to $38,840. There are around eighteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fort Collins990$26,200
Greeley710$29,540
Grand Junction640$28,640
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood9$29,310
Colorado Springs2$25,490
Boulder1$33,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Colorado

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Denver Public Schools1875,357
Jefferson County Public Schools1644,780
Douglas County School District Re. 1853,272
Cherry Creek School District 5602,983
Adams 12 Five Star Schools552,093
Aurora Public Schools592,083
Boulder Valley School District571,689
Colorado Springs School District 11611,686
Poudre School District521,626
St. Vrain Valley School District551,617
Academy District 20321,463
Mesa County Valley School District 51471,263
Weld County School District Six321,142
Pueblo City Schools341,048
Falcon School District 4922914
Thompson School District R2-J35868
Littleton Public Schools23843
Brighton 27j School District26803
Harrison School District 224688
Westminster 50 School District20541
Widefield School District 316535
Pueblo County Rural 70 School District24503
Fountain-Fort Carson High School12500
Adams County 14 School District13436
Eagle County School District Re 50j19418
Mapleton Public Schools15411
Lewis-Palmer School District 389350
Montrose County Region-1j School District15348
Roaring Fork School District12348
Cheyenne Mountain School District 1211345
Delta County 50(j) School District20293
Durango 9-R School District12292
Weld Re-49286
Garfield Region-2 School District10283
Canon City Region-1 School District9227
Morgan County School District Re-38206
Summit Region-1 School District9191
Englewood 1 School District9188
Johnstown-Milliken Region-5j School District6181
Montezuma-Cortez Region-1 School District10167
Steamboat Springs School District Re-26160
Woodland Park Region-2 School District5149
Elizabeth C-1 School District8146
Weld County School District Region-84143
Keenesburg Region-3(j) School District6141
Valley Region-1 School District7139
Moffat County Re:no 1 School District8138
Gunnison Watershed Re1j School District5134
Aspen 1 School District5132
Weld County Region-1 School District6127

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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