Average Teacher Salary in Jefferson County

The average teacher salary in Jefferson County is $43,534.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $22,440 $15,240 $17,620 $21,660 $25,340 $30,920
Kindergarten $47,060 $34,210 $42,110 $48,920 $54,480 $59,450
Elementary $48,890 $36,090 $41,350 $48,230 $55,910 $64,510
Middle school $49,560 $37,990 $42,850 $48,980 $56,060 $63,720
High school $49,720 $37,050 $42,270 $49,560 $56,660 $63,210

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General Facts

  • Staff: 4,607
  • Full time teachers: 2,245
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 13 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 0
  • Instructional Coordinators: 319
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,019
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 170
  • Pre-K Teachers: 0
  • High School Teachers: 1,056
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 36,224

Financial Statistics for Jefferson County

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $125,610,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $193,051,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $23,960,000
  • Total revenue: $342,621,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $175,621,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $172,820,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $68,220,000
  • Expenditures per student: $22,543,000
  • Total expenditures: $362,394,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Jefferson County

Elementary Schools within the Jefferson County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Adamsville Elementary School
600 Hazelwood Rd
Adamsville, AL 35005
205-379-2400
  • Total: 354
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 63
14 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Bagley Jr High
8581 Tate Mill Rd
Dora, AL 35062
205-379-2500
  • Total: 598
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 78
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 95
16 to 1 39 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Brighton Middle School
3400 Brown Circle
Brighton, AL 35020
205-379-2650
  • Total: 345
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 37
  • 8th grade: 40
11 to 1 31 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Brookville Elementary School
4275 Brookville School Rd
Graysville, AL 35073
205-379-2700
  • Total: 285
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 41
14 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Bryan Elementary School
600 Kimberly Cut Off Rd
Morris, AL 35116
205-379-2750
  • Total: 732
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 114
  • 2nd grade: 125
  • 3rd grade: 121
  • 4th grade: 119
  • 5th grade: 144
16 to 1 46 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Center Point Elementary School
4801 Indian Trail
Birmingham, AL 35215
205-379-2900
  • Total: 597
  • Kindergarten: 174
  • 1st grade: 198
  • 2nd grade: 225
12 to 1 52 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Chalkville Elementary School
940 Chalkville School Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
205-379-2950
  • Total: 1,211
  • Kindergarten: 170
  • 1st grade: 193
  • 2nd grade: 209
  • 3rd grade: 201
  • 4th grade: 221
  • 5th grade: 217
15 to 1 79 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Clay Elementary School
6745 Old Springville Rd
Clay, AL 35048
205-379-3000
  • Total: 809
  • Kindergarten: 108
  • 1st grade: 127
  • 2nd grade: 134
  • 3rd grade: 153
  • 4th grade: 134
  • 5th grade: 153
16 to 1 51 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Concord Elementary School
6015 Warrior River Rd
Bessemer, AL 35023
205-379-3150
  • Total: 343
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 64
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 51
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Corner High School
10005 Corner School Rd
Warrior, AL 35180
205-379-3200
  • Total: 1,082
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 86
  • 6th grade: 47
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 68
  • 9th grade: 132
  • 10th grade: 124
  • 11th grade: 124
  • 12th grade: 132
16 to 1 69 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Crumly Chapel Elementary School
2201 Pershing Rd
Birmingham, AL 35214
205-379-3250
  • Total: 411
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 62
14 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Erwin Elementary School
528 23rd Ave NW
Birmingham, AL 35215
205-379-3350
  • Total: 779
  • 3rd grade: 196
  • 4th grade: 185
  • 5th grade: 194
  • 6th grade: 204
16 to 1 50 3rd Grade 6th Grade
Fultondale Elementary School
950 Central Ave
Fultondale, AL 35068
205-379-3450
  • Total: 770
  • Kindergarten: 128
  • 1st grade: 137
  • 2nd grade: 112
  • 3rd grade: 106
  • 4th grade: 114
  • 5th grade: 91
  • 6th grade: 82
16 to 1 48 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Gardendale Elementary School
860 Bauer Ln
Gardendale, AL 35071
205-379-3550
  • Total: 832
  • Kindergarten: 118
  • 1st grade: 132
  • 2nd grade: 158
  • 3rd grade: 125
  • 4th grade: 136
  • 5th grade: 163
18 to 1 48 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Grantswood Community Elementary School
5110 Grantswood Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
205-379-3700
  • Total: 318
  • Kindergarten: 108
  • 1st grade: 108
  • 2nd grade: 102
13 to 1 25 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Greenwood Elementary School
5012 Roslyn Rd Southeast
Bessemer, AL 35022
205-432-3200
  • Total: 379
  • Kindergarten: 53
  • 1st grade: 58
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 62
13 to 1 29 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Gresham Elementary School
2680 Gresham Dr
Birmingham, AL 35243
205-379-3830
  • Total: 326
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 46
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 59
13 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hillview Elementary School
1520 Cherry Ave
Birmingham, AL 35214
205-379-4050
  • Total: 301
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 46
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 67
14 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hueytown Elementary School
112 Forest Rd
Hueytown, AL 35023
205-379-4100
  • Total: 814
  • Kindergarten: 134
  • 1st grade: 134
  • 2nd grade: 134
  • 3rd grade: 130
  • 4th grade: 154
  • 5th grade: 128
13 to 1 62 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Irondale Community School
225 16th St South
Irondale, AL 35210
205-379-4200
  • Total: 382
  • 3rd grade: 134
  • 4th grade: 124
  • 5th grade: 124
16 to 1 24 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Kermit Johnson School
8300 Kermit Johnson Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
205-379-4350
  • Total: 788
  • 3rd grade: 268
  • 4th grade: 275
  • 5th grade: 245
17 to 1 46 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Lipscomb Elementary School
5605 10th St South
Lipscomb, AL 35020
205-379-4550
  • Total: 193
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 34
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 23
13 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Mcadory Elementary School
6251 Eastern Valley Rd
Mccalla, AL 35111
205-379-4650
  • Total: 1,008
  • Kindergarten: 163
  • 1st grade: 150
  • 2nd grade: 175
  • 3rd grade: 151
  • 4th grade: 182
  • 5th grade: 187
17 to 1 60 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Minor Community School
3006 Cora Ave
Birmingham, AL 35224
205-379-4800
  • Total: 392
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 70
14 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Mt Olive Elementary School
1301 Brookside Rd
Mount Olive, AL 35117
205-379-4900
  • Total: 442
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 83
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 70
16 to 1 27 Kindergarten 5th Grade
North Highland Elementary School
2021 29th Ave North
Hueytown, AL 35023
205-379-4950
  • Total: 339
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 60
13 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Oak Grove Elementary School
9000 Tiger Cub Trail
Bessemer, AL 35023
205-379-2450
  • Total: 629
  • Kindergarten: 116
  • 1st grade: 105
  • 2nd grade: 96
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 106
  • 5th grade: 102
16 to 1 40 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pinson Elementary School
4200 School Dr
Pinson, AL 35126
205-379-5050
  • Total: 761
  • Kindergarten: 241
  • 1st grade: 241
  • 2nd grade: 279
13 to 1 59 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
601 Park Rd
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
205-379-5200
  • Total: 900
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 32
  • 2nd grade: 30
  • 3rd grade: 32
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 38
  • 6th grade: 28
15 to 1 59 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Snow Rogers Elementary School
2636 Snow Rogers Rd
Gardendale, AL 35071
205-379-5400
  • Total: 215
  • Kindergarten: 28
  • 1st grade: 32
  • 2nd grade: 34
  • 3rd grade: 41
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 46
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Warrior Elementary School
300 Montgomery St
Warrior, AL 35180
205-379-5500
  • Total: 286
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 41
15 to 1 20 Kindergarten 5th Grade
West Jefferson Elementary School
4880 Freewill Dr
Quinton, AL 35130
205-379-5550
  • Total: 163
  • Kindergarten: 27
  • 1st grade: 23
  • 2nd grade: 17
  • 3rd grade: 25
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 23
  • 6th grade: 23
13 to 1 12 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Jefferson County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bagley Jr High
8581 Tate Mill Rd
Dora, AL 35062
205-379-2500
  • Total: 598
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 78
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 95
16 to 1 39 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Bottenfield Middle School
400 Hillcrest Rd
Adamsville, AL 35005
205-379-2550
  • Total: 811
  • 6th grade: 255
  • 7th grade: 266
  • 8th grade: 290
16 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade
Bragg Middle School
840 Ash Ave
Gardendale, AL 35071
205-379-2600
  • Total: 815
  • 6th grade: 270
  • 7th grade: 270
  • 8th grade: 275
18 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
Brighton Middle School
3400 Brown Circle
Brighton, AL 35020
205-379-2650
  • Total: 345
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 37
  • 8th grade: 40
11 to 1 31 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Clay-chalkville Middle School
6700 Trussville-clay Rd
Trussville, AL 35173
205-379-3100
  • Total: 1,098
  • 6th grade: 355
  • 7th grade: 371
  • 8th grade: 372
18 to 1 60 6th Grade 8th Grade
Erwin High School
532 23rd Ave NW
Birmingham, AL 35215
205-379-3400
  • Total: 1,250
  • 7th grade: 216
  • 8th grade: 195
  • 9th grade: 264
  • 10th grade: 214
  • 11th grade: 183
  • 12th grade: 178
16 to 1 76 7th Grade 12th Grade
Fultondale High School
1450 Carson Rd North
Birmingham, AL 35217
205-379-3500
  • Total: 502
  • 7th grade: 90
  • 8th grade: 95
  • 9th grade: 78
  • 10th grade: 94
  • 11th grade: 65
  • 12th grade: 80
14 to 1 35 7th Grade 12th Grade
Hueytown Middle School
701 Sunrise Blvd
Hueytown, AL 35023
205-379-5150
  • Total: 794
  • 6th grade: 246
  • 7th grade: 273
  • 8th grade: 275
18 to 1 43 6th Grade 8th Grade
Irondale Middle School
6200 Old Leeds Rd
Irondale, AL 35210
205-379-3800
  • Total: 587
  • 6th grade: 173
  • 7th grade: 201
  • 8th grade: 213
18 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade
Mcadory High School
4800 Mcadory School Rd
Mccalla, AL 35111
205-379-4700
  • Total: 1,634
  • 6th grade: 251
  • 7th grade: 257
  • 8th grade: 246
  • 9th grade: 225
  • 10th grade: 258
  • 11th grade: 207
  • 12th grade: 190
18 to 1 93 6th Grade 12th Grade
North Jefferson Middle School
8350 Warrior-kimberly Rd
Kimberly, AL 35091
205-379-5500
  • Total: 620
  • 6th grade: 214
  • 7th grade: 189
  • 8th grade: 217
18 to 1 34 6th Grade 8th Grade
Oak Grove High School
9494 Oak Grove Pkwy
Bessemer, AL 35023
205-379-5000
  • Total: 899
  • 6th grade: 125
  • 7th grade: 143
  • 8th grade: 140
  • 9th grade: 142
  • 10th grade: 136
  • 11th grade: 112
  • 12th grade: 101
19 to 1 49 6th Grade 12th Grade
Pleasant Grove High School
805 7th Ave
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
205-379-5250
  • Total: 964
  • 7th grade: 153
  • 8th grade: 161
  • 9th grade: 149
  • 10th grade: 197
  • 11th grade: 159
  • 12th grade: 145
16 to 1 60 7th Grade 12th Grade
Rudd Middle School
4526 Rudd School Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
205-379-5300
  • Total: 839
  • 6th grade: 269
  • 7th grade: 279
  • 8th grade: 291
19 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Jefferson County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Clay-chalkville High School
6623 Roe Chandler Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
205-379-3050
  • Total: 1,321
  • 9th grade: 336
  • 10th grade: 376
  • 11th grade: 291
  • 12th grade: 318
15 to 1 87 9th Grade 12th Grade
Corner High School
10005 Corner School Rd
Warrior, AL 35180
205-379-3200
  • Total: 1,082
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 86
  • 6th grade: 47
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 68
  • 9th grade: 132
  • 10th grade: 124
  • 11th grade: 124
  • 12th grade: 132
16 to 1 69 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Erwin High School
532 23rd Ave NW
Birmingham, AL 35215
205-379-3400
  • Total: 1,250
  • 7th grade: 216
  • 8th grade: 195
  • 9th grade: 264
  • 10th grade: 214
  • 11th grade: 183
  • 12th grade: 178
16 to 1 76 7th Grade 12th Grade
Fultondale High School
1450 Carson Rd North
Birmingham, AL 35217
205-379-3500
  • Total: 502
  • 7th grade: 90
  • 8th grade: 95
  • 9th grade: 78
  • 10th grade: 94
  • 11th grade: 65
  • 12th grade: 80
14 to 1 35 7th Grade 12th Grade
Gardendale High School
800 Main St
Gardendale, AL 35071
205-379-3600
  • Total: 1,020
  • 9th grade: 266
  • 10th grade: 295
  • 11th grade: 238
  • 12th grade: 221
17 to 1 61 9th Grade 12th Grade
Hueytown High School
131 Dabbs Ave
Hueytown, AL 35023
205-379-4150
  • Total: 988
  • 9th grade: 304
  • 10th grade: 267
  • 11th grade: 206
  • 12th grade: 211
16 to 1 64 9th Grade 12th Grade
Mcadory High School
4800 Mcadory School Rd
Mccalla, AL 35111
205-379-4700
  • Total: 1,634
  • 6th grade: 251
  • 7th grade: 257
  • 8th grade: 246
  • 9th grade: 225
  • 10th grade: 258
  • 11th grade: 207
  • 12th grade: 190
18 to 1 93 6th Grade 12th Grade
Minor High School
2285 Minor Pkwy
Adamsville, AL 35005
205-379-4750
  • Total: 1,212
  • 9th grade: 363
  • 10th grade: 343
  • 11th grade: 244
  • 12th grade: 262
15 to 1 79 9th Grade 12th Grade
Mortimer Jordan High School
8601 Old Hwy 31
Morris, AL 35116
205-379-4850
  • Total: 751
  • 9th grade: 191
  • 10th grade: 204
  • 11th grade: 171
  • 12th grade: 185
16 to 1 47 9th Grade 12th Grade
Oak Grove High School
9494 Oak Grove Pkwy
Bessemer, AL 35023
205-379-5000
  • Total: 899
  • 6th grade: 125
  • 7th grade: 143
  • 8th grade: 140
  • 9th grade: 142
  • 10th grade: 136
  • 11th grade: 112
  • 12th grade: 101
19 to 1 49 6th Grade 12th Grade
Pinson Valley High School
6895 No 75 Hwy
Pinson, AL 35126
205-379-5100
  • Total: 994
  • 9th grade: 251
  • 10th grade: 286
  • 11th grade: 239
  • 12th grade: 218
15 to 1 69 9th Grade 12th Grade
Pleasant Grove High School
805 7th Ave
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
205-379-5250
  • Total: 964
  • 7th grade: 153
  • 8th grade: 161
  • 9th grade: 149
  • 10th grade: 197
  • 11th grade: 159
  • 12th grade: 145
16 to 1 60 7th Grade 12th Grade
Shades Valley High School
6100 Old Leeds Rd
Irondale, AL 35210
205-379-5350
  • Total: 1,267
  • 9th grade: 353
  • 10th grade: 340
  • 11th grade: 303
  • 12th grade: 271
15 to 1 83 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Jefferson County (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Shades Valley Technology Academy
5191 Pine Whispers Dr
Birmingham, AL 35210
205-379-5360
  • Total: 14
  • 9th grade: 4
  • 10th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 8
4 to 1 4 9th Grade 12th Grade
William E Burkett Multi-handicapped Center
50 Long St
Birmingham, AL 35217
205-379-2800
  • Total: 60
  • Kindergarten: 7
  • 1st grade: 7
  • 2nd grade: 3
  • 3rd grade: 4
  • 4th grade: 3
  • 5th grade: 6
  • 6th grade: 4
  • 7th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 2
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade: 13
4 to 1 16 Kindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $20,584
  • Median family income: $51,105
  • Median male income: $31,987
  • Median female income: $21,055
  • Median income of a renter: $28,475
  • Median income of a home owner: $47,513
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    12,390 13,010 17,745 20,345 7,655