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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

25,740

Salary Range

$43,190 - $78,580

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,190 to $78,580 a year in Colorado. There are around twenty five thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Pueblo 820 $50,560
Grand Junction 690 $48,520
Colorado Springs 3,590 $48,650
Boulder 1,750 $65,940
Fort Collins 1,450 $53,070
Greeley 1,440 $49,440
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 12,290 $58,630

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

Total Employed

1,340

Salary Range

$44,700 - $114,490

English teachers have a salary range between $44,700 to $114,490 a year in Colorado, with over 1,340 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 500 $66,550
Fort Collins 220 $62,080
Colorado Springs 130 $86,710

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

Learn how to become a high school teacher.

Total Employed

17,580

Salary Range

$44,140 - $80,790

As a high school teacher in Colorado you can expect to make between $44,140 - $80,790. There are around seventeen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 8,670 $60,030
Greeley 700 $52,600
Pueblo 420 $53,390
Grand Junction 380 $51,850
Colorado Springs 2,640 $50,790
Boulder 1,210 $66,540
Fort Collins 1,000 $55,460

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

Learn how to become a history teacher.

Total Employed

390

Salary Range

$49,670 - $118,810

In Colorado, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,670 to $118,810. There are around 390 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs 60 $86,470
Fort Collins 40 $74,910
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 140 $74,430

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

Total Employed

2,570

Salary Range

$41,360 - $72,960

Kindergarten teachers in Colorado, can earn between $41,360 to $72,960 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Pueblo 40 $51,520
Colorado Springs 360 $47,470
Boulder 250 $57,270
Fort Collins 210 $52,800
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 1,180 $54,460
Greeley - $32,620

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

59,900

Salary Range

$41,360 - $128,660

As a math teacher in Colorado you can expect to make between $41,360 - $128,660. Colorado is home to about fifty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fort Collins 90 $98,950
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 450 $69,650
Boulder 140 $71,430
Colorado Springs 110 $86,710

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

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Total Employed

7,020

Salary Range

$23,550 - $64,280

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $23,550 to $64,280 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
Pueblo 90 -
Colorado Springs 770 $42,680
Boulder 670 $42,620
Fort Collins 420 $38,300
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 3,570 $38,900
Greeley 130 $40,740
Grand Junction 100 $39,190

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

Total Employed

6,650

Salary Range

$27,390 - $48,740

In Colorado, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $27,390 to $48,740, with over 6,650 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boulder 750 $38,000
Colorado Springs 710 $29,710
Fort Collins 630 $32,100
Greeley 350 $33,680
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 3,260 $35,320
Grand Junction 30 $34,020
Pueblo 110 $31,330

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

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Total Employed

5,610

Salary Range

$40,560 - $126,670

As a school administrator in Colorado you can expect to make between $40,560 - $126,670. 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
Boulder 70 $51,710
Fort Collins 70 $53,380
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 400 $51,780
Colorado Springs 40 $47,520

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 Springs 700 $93,400
Boulder 300 $113,190
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 2,490 $95,780
Fort Collins 210 $97,690
Greeley 210 $95,760
Pueblo 130 $88,890
Grand Junction 120 $89,120

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

5,470

Salary Range

$43,160 - $77,360

School counselors in Colorado, can earn between $43,160 to $77,360 a year, with over 5,470 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Colorado Springs 680 $53,250
Fort Collins 480 $52,810
Boulder 320 $58,000
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 2,930 $56,030
Greeley 200 $52,860
Grand Junction 130 $50,510
Pueblo 130 $53,040

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

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Total Employed

4,630

Salary Range

$44,600 - $81,170

In Colorado, a special education teacher's salary may range from $44,600 to $81,170. Colorado is home to about four thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greeley 40 $56,390
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 340 $62,380
Fort Collins 130 $51,540
Colorado Springs 110 $49,710

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
Grand Junction 90 $57,240
Colorado Springs 500 $48,390
Boulder 230 $68,780
Fort Collins 220 $51,430
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood 1,950 $59,380
Greeley 160 $54,140
Pueblo 130 $52,010

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

Largest School Districts in Colorado

School District Schools Teachers
Denver Public Schools 187 5,357
Jefferson County Public Schools 164 4,780
Douglas County School District Re. 1 85 3,272
Cherry Creek School District 5 60 2,983
Adams 12 Five Star Schools 55 2,093
Aurora Public Schools 59 2,083
Boulder Valley School District 57 1,689
Colorado Springs School District 11 61 1,686
Poudre School District 52 1,626
St. Vrain Valley School District 55 1,617
Academy District 20 32 1,463
Mesa County Valley School District 51 47 1,263
Weld County School District Six 32 1,142
Pueblo City Schools 34 1,048
Falcon School District 49 22 914
Thompson School District R2-J 35 868
Littleton Public Schools 23 843
Brighton 27j School District 26 803
Harrison School District 2 24 688
Westminster 50 School District 20 541
Widefield School District 3 16 535
Pueblo County Rural 70 School District 24 503
Fountain-Fort Carson High School 12 500
Adams County 14 School District 13 436
Eagle County School District Re 50j 19 418
Mapleton Public Schools 15 411
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 9 350
Montrose County Region-1j School District 15 348
Roaring Fork School District 12 348
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 11 345
Delta County 50(j) School District 20 293
Durango 9-R School District 12 292
Weld Re-4 9 286
Garfield Region-2 School District 10 283
Canon City Region-1 School District 9 227
Morgan County School District Re-3 8 206
Summit Region-1 School District 9 191
Englewood 1 School District 9 188
Johnstown-Milliken Region-5j School District 6 181
Montezuma-Cortez Region-1 School District 10 167
Steamboat Springs School District Re-2 6 160
Woodland Park Region-2 School District 5 149
Elizabeth C-1 School District 8 146
Weld County School District Region-8 4 143
Keenesburg Region-3(j) School District 6 141
Valley Region-1 School District 7 139
Moffat County Re:no 1 School District 8 138
Gunnison Watershed Re1j School District 5 134
Aspen 1 School District 5 132
Weld County Region-1 School District 6 127

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

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