Average Teacher Salary in Colorado

Colorado teacher salaries have increased steadily from the year 2007 through 2009. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average teacher salary in Colorado in 2009 was $48,020.00. This figure indicates an increase of 2.1 percent from the year 2008. The Colorado teaching salary schedule indicated an average salary of $47,030 in 2008, and $45,723 in 2007.

A comparison of national averages for 2009 shows that teaching salaries in Colorado are just below the national average of $49,720, with a 2.8 percent increase from 2008. There was, however, a slightly greater 2.9 percent increase between 2007 and 2008 for Colorado teacher salaries.

Teaching salaries in Colorado ranked 28th in the nation in 2009, declining from their rank during the previous two years. The average teacher salary in Colorado ranked 26th in both 2007 and 2008. The largest increase in Colorado teacher salaries occurred between 2007 and 2008, with an overall 5% increase from 2007 to 2009.

Teacher salaries in Colorado have been increasing steadily though the 2007 – 2009 period. The following Colorado teacher salary schedule provides this information:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Colorado 28 $48,020.00 26 $47,030.00 26 $45,723.33 2.11% 2.86% 5.02%

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Financial Data for Colorado

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $2,815,247,254
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $933,354,668
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $281,898,270
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,558
  • Total current expenditures per student: $10,700

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $4,269
  • Federal revenue per student: $698

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $3,193,044,007
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $56,198,075
  • Federal grants through state: $491,351,519

Colorado School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Academy School District No. 20 1,336 16 to 1
1110 Chapel Hills Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-234-1200
Adams 12 Five Star Schools 2,048 20 to 1
1500 East 128th Ave
Thornton, CO 80241
720-972-4000
Agate School District No. 300 10 5 to 1
41032 2nd Ave
Agate, CO 80101
719-764-2741
Aguilar Reorganized School District No. 6 16 9 to 1
420 North Balsam
Aguilar, CO 81020
719-941-4188
Akron School District No. R-1 30 13 to 1
600 Elm Ave
Akron, CO 80720
970-345-2268
Alamosa School District No. Re-11j 132 16 to 1
209 Victoria Ave
Alamosa, CO 81101
719-587-1600
Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt 101 15 to 1
800 B South 8th St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-2228
Arickaree School District No. R-2 15 9 to 1
12155 County Rd Nn
Anton, CO 80801
970-383-2202
Arriba-flagler Consolidated School District No. 20 18 10 to 1
421 Julian St
Flagler, CO 80815
719-765-4684
Aspen School District No. 1 137 12 to 1
0235 High School Rd
Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-3760
Aurora Joint District No. 28 1,864 19 to 1
15701 East 1st Ave Suite 206
Aurora, CO 80011
303-365-7800
Bayfield School District No. 10jt-r 86 16 to 1
24 Clover Dr
Bayfield, CO 81122
970-884-2496
Bennett School District No. 29j 67 17 to 1
615 7th St
Bennett, CO 80102
303-644-3234
Bethune School District No. R- 5 15 9 to 1
145 West 3rd Ave
Bethune, CO 80805
719-346-7513
Big Sandy School District No. 100j 29 10 to 1
619 Pueblo St
Simla, CO 80835
719-541-2292
Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 1,744 17 to 1
6500 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
303-447-1010
Branson Reorganized School District No. 82 30 17 to 1
101 Saddlerock Dr
Branson, CO 81027
719-946-5531
Brighton School District No. 27j 744 19 to 1
18551 East 160th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
303-655-2900
Buena Vista School District No. R-31 71 14 to 1
113 North Couroute St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-7000
Burlington Public School District No. Re-6j 55 15 to 1
1457 Martin Ave
Burlington, CO 80807
719-346-8737
Byers School District No. 32j 34 16 to 1
444 East Front St
Byers, CO 80103
303-822-5292
Calhan School District No. Rj-1 44 14 to 1
780 8th St
Calhan, CO 80808
719-347-2541
Campo School District No. Re-6 10 6 to 1
480 Maplacee St
Campo, CO 81029
719-787-2226
Centennial Boces not available not available
830 Lincoln St
Longmont, CO 80501
303-772-4420
Centennial School District No. R-1 25 9 to 1
909 North Main St
San Luis, CO 81152
719-672-3322
Center Consolidated School District No. 26 41 14 to 1
500 South Brdway
Center, CO 81125
719-754-3442
Charter School Institute not available not available
1580 Logan St Ste. 760
Denver, CO 80203
303-662-1220
Cheraw School District No. 31 20 11 to 1
110 Lakeview Ave
Cheraw, CO 81030
719-853-6655
Cherry Creek School District No. 5 2,950 17 to 1
4700 South Yosemite St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-773-1184
Cheyenne County School District No. Re-5 22 9 to 1
395 North 5th West
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
719-767-5866
Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12 291 16 to 1
1775 Laclede St
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-475-6100
Chool District No. Re-10 17 9 to 1
515 Leslie St
Briggsdale, CO 80611
970-656-3417
Clear Creek School District No. Re-1 64 16 to 1
320 Hwy 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
303-567-3850
Colorado Springs School District No. 11 1,836 16 to 1
1115 North El Paso St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-520-2000
Creede Consolidated School District No. 1 18 6 to 1
308 Lagarita Ave
Creede, CO 81130
719-658-2220
Cripple Creek-victor School District No. Re-1 39 12 to 1
410 North B St
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
719-689-2685
Crowley County School District No. Re-1-j 35 14 to 1
117 West Third
Ordway, CO 81063
719-267-3117
Custer County School District Consolidate 1 39 13 to 1
709 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252
719-783-2357
De Beque Joint District No. 49 23 7 to 1
730 Minter Ave
De Beque, CO 81630
970-283-5418
Deer Trail School District No. 26j 21 8 to 1
350 Second Ave
Deer Trail, CO 80105
303-769-4421
Del Norte Consolidated School District No. C-7 50 11 to 1
770 11th St
Del Norte, CO 81132
719-657-4040
Delta County Joint District No. 50 294 19 to 1
7655 2075 Rd
Delta, CO 81416
970-874-4438
Denver 1 not available not available
1700 South Holly St
Denver, CO 80222
303-759-2076
Dolores County School District Re-2j 26 11 to 1
425 North Main St
Dove Creek, CO 81324
970-677-2522
Dolores School District No. Re-4a 50 15 to 1
17631 Hwy 145
Dolores, CO 81323
970-882-7255
Douglas County School District No. Re 1 3,133 19 to 1
620 Wilcox St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-387-0100
Durango School District No. 9-r 328 15 to 1
201 East 12th St
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-5411
Eagle County School District No. Re 50 450 13 to 1
948 Chambers Ave
Eagle, CO 81631
970-328-6321
East Grand School District No. 2 113 13 to 1
299 County Rd 611
Granby, CO 80446
970-887-2581
East Otero School District No. R1 90 15 to 1
1802 Colorado Ave Ste 200
La Junta, CO 81050
719-384-6900
Edison Joint District No. 54 12 17 to 1
14550 Edison Rd
Yoder, CO 80864
719-478-2125
Elbert School District No. 200 22 13 to 1
24489 Main St
Elbert, CO 80106
303-648-3030
Ellicott School District No. 22 65 13 to 1
395 South Ellicott Hwy
Ellicott, CO 80808
719-683-2700
Englewood School District No. 1 197 17 to 1
4101 South Bannock St
Englewood, CO 80110
303-761-7050
Falcon School District No. 49 804 17 to 1
10850 East Woodmen Rd
Falcon, CO 80831
719-495-3601
Fountain School District No. 8 405 17 to 1
10665 Jimmy Camp Rd
Fountain, CO 80817
719-382-1300
Fowler School District No. R4j 34 12 to 1
600 West Eugene
Fowler, CO 81039
719-263-4224
Fremont Re-1 245 16 to 1
101 North 14th St
Canon City, CO 81212
719-276-5700
Fremont Re-2 113 15 to 1
403 West 5th St
Florence, CO 81226
719-784-6312
Fremont Re-3 23 10 to 1
0345 County Rd 12
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
719-942-4131
Garfield School District No. Re-2 281 17 to 1
839 Whiteriver Ave
Rifle, CO 81650
970-665-7600
Genoa-hugo School District No. C-113 18 10 to 1
220 West 7th St
Hugo, CO 80821
719-743-2428
Gilpin County School District No. Re-1 31 12 to 1
10595 Hwy 119
Black Hawk, CO 80403
303-582-3444
Granada School District No. Re-1 25 10 to 1
201 South Hoisington Ave
Granada, CO 81041
719-734-5492
Grand Valley School District No. 16 85 17 to 1
251 North Parachute Ave
Parachute, CO 81635
970-285-5701
Greeleyschool District No. 6 1,058 18 to 1
1025 9th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
970-348-6000
Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j 136 14 to 1
800 North Blvd
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-7770
Hanover School District No. 28 27 10 to 1
17050 South Peyton Hwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80928
719-683-2247
Harrison School District No. 2 780 14 to 1
1060 Harrison Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-579-2000
Haxtun School District No. Re-2j 23 13 to 1
201 West Powell St
Haxtun, CO 80731
970-774-6111
Hayden School District No. Re 1 36 13 to 1
495 West Jefferson Ave
Hayden, CO 81639
970-276-3864
Hi-plains R-23 15 9 to 1
1475 2nd Ave
Vona, CO 80861
970-664-2636
Hinsdale County School District No. Re-1 10 10 to 1
614 North Silver St
Lake City, CO 81235
970-944-2314
Hoehne Reorganized School District No. 3 24 14 to 1
19851 County Rd 75.1
Hoehne, CO 81046
719-846-4457
Holly School District No. Re-3 26 12 to 1
206 North Third St
Holly, CO 81047
719-537-6616
Holyoke School District No. Re-1j 49 13 to 1
435 South Morlan
Holyoke, CO 80734
970-854-3634
Huerfano School District Re-1 50 14 to 1
201 East Fifth St
Walsenburg, CO 81089
719-738-1520
Idalia Rj-3 School District 18 9 to 1
26845 County Rd 9.2
Idalia, CO 80735
970-354-7298
Ignacio School District No. 11jt 66 12 to 1
315 Ignacio St
Ignacio, CO 81137
970-563-0500
Jefferson County School District No. R-1 4,959 17 to 1
1829 Denver West Dr Bldg 27
Golden, CO 80401
303-982-6500
Julesburg School District No. Re1 20 40 to 1
102 West 6th St
Julesburg, CO 80737
970-474-3365
Karval School District No. Re 23 18 15 to 1
16232 County Rd 29
Karval, CO 80823
719-446-5311
Kim Reorganized School District No. 88 10 6 to 1
425 State St
Kim, CO 81049
719-643-5295
Kiowa County School District No. Re-1 21 10 to 1
210 West 10th
Eads, CO 81036
719-438-2218
Kiowa County School District No. Re-2 10 8 to 1
13997 County Rd 71
Sheridan Lake, CO 81071
719-729-3331
Kit Carson School District No. R-1 16 6 to 1
102 West 5th Ave
Kit Carson, CO 80825
719-962-3219
La Veta School District Re-2 25 10 to 1
126 East Garland
La Veta, CO 81055
719-742-3562
Lake County School District No. R-1 78 16 to 1
107 Spruce St
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-6800
Lamar School District No. Re-2 118 14 to 1
210 West Pearl
Lamar, CO 81052
719-336-3251
Las Animas School District No. Re-1 42 14 to 1
1021 2nd St
Las Animas, CO 81054
719-456-0161
Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 330 18 to 1
146 Jefferson St
Monument, CO 80132
719-488-4700
Liberty J-4 School District 15 6 to 1
9332 Hwy 36
Joes, CO 80822
970-358-4288
Limon School District No. Re 4j 38 13 to 1
874 F Ave
Limon, CO 80828
719-775-2350
Littleton School District No. 6 917 17 to 1
5776 South Crocker St
Littleton, CO 80120
303-347-3300
Lone Star School District No. 101 16 7 to 1
44940 County Rd 54
Otis, CO 80743
970-848-2778
Mancos School District Re-6 30 12 to 1
395 West Grand Ave
Mancos, CO 81328
970-533-7748
Manitou Springs School District No. 14 95 15 to 1
405 El Monte Placeace
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719-685-2024
Manzanola Joint District No. 3j 23 7 to 1
301 South Catalpa
Manzanola, CO 81058
719-462-5527
Mapleton School District No. 1 300 19 to 1
591 East 80th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
303-853-1000
Mcclave School District No. Re-2 23 12 to 1
308 Lincoln St
Mcclave, CO 81057
719-829-4517
Meeker School District Re1 43 17 to 1
555 Garfield
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-9040
Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 1,270 18 to 1
2115 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-5100
Miami-yoder Joint District No. 60 22 16 to 1
420 South Rush Rd
Rush, CO 80833
719-478-2186
Moffat County School District Re: No. 1 140 17 to 1
775 Yampa Ave
Craig, CO 81625
970-824-3268
Moffat School District No. 2 24 9 to 1
501 Garfield Ave
Moffat, CO 81143
719-256-4710
Monte Vista School District No. C-8 83 14 to 1
345 East Prospect
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-5996
Montezuma-cortez School District No. Re-1 198 16 to 1
121 East First St
Cortez, CO 81321
970-565-7282
Montrose County School District Re-1j 391 17 to 1
126 South 5th St
Montrose, CO 81401
970-249-7726
Mountain Boces not available not available
1713 Mt Lincoln Dr West
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-2603
Mountain Valley School District No. Re 1 18 7 to 1
403 Pitkin Ave
Saguache, CO 81149
719-655-0268
North Conejos School District No. Re1j 77 14 to 1
17890 Us Hwy 285
La Jara, CO 81140
719-274-5174
North Park School District R-1 23 10 to 1
910 4th St
Walden, CO 80480
970-723-3300
Northwest Colo Boces 5 2 to 1
325 7th St
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-0391
Norwood School District No. R-2j 24 12 to 1
1225 West Summit Ave
Norwood, CO 81423
970-327-4336
Otis School District No. R-3 20 10 to 1
518 Dungan St
Otis, CO 80743
970-246-3413
Ouray School District No. R-1 26 10 to 1
400 7th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
970-325-4505
Park County School District No. Re-2 48 12 to 1
640 Hathaway
Fairplay, CO 80440
719-836-3114
Park School District R-3 85 14 to 1
1605 Brodie Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
970-586-2361
Peyton School District No. 23 45 15 to 1
13990 Bradshaw Rd
Peyton, CO 80831
719-749-2330
Plateau Valley School District No. 50 36 14 to 1
56600 Hwy 330
Collbran, CO 81624
970-487-3547
Platte Canyon School District No. 1 78 17 to 1
57393 Us Hwy 285
Bailey, CO 80421
303-838-7666
Platte Valley School District No. Re3 16 7 to 1
300 Morgan
Ovid, CO 80744
970-463-5414
Poudre School District R-1 1,531 17 to 1
2407 La Porte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970-482-7420
Primero Reorganized School District No. 2 23 9 to 1
20200 State Hwy 12
Weston, CO 81091
719-868-2715
Pritchett School District No. Re-3 13 6 to 1
533 Irving St
Pritchett, CO 81064
719-523-4045
Pueblo County School District 70 489 18 to 1
24951 East Hwy 50
Pueblo, CO 81006
719-542-0220
Pueblo School District No. 60 1,119 17 to 1
315 West 11th St
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-549-7100
Rangely School District Re4 32 16 to 1
550 River Rd
Rangely, CO 81648
970-675-2207
Ridgway School District No. R-2 38 10 to 1
1115 West Clinton St
Ridgway, CO 81432
970-626-4320
Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1 379 14 to 1
1405 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-384-6000
Rocky Ford School District No. R2 64 14 to 1
601 South 8 St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
719-254-7423
Salida School District No. R-32 80 13 to 1
310 East 9th St
Salida, CO 81201
719-530-5200
Sanford School District No. 6 24 14 to 1
755 Second St
Sanford, CO 81151
719-274-5167
Sangre De Cristo School District No. Re-22j 28 11 to 1
5401 Terry St
Mosca, CO 81146
719-378-2321
Sargent School District No. Re-33j 33 14 to 1
7090 North Rd 2 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-4023
School District N. 14 401 18 to 1
5291 East 60th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-289-3950
School District No. 1 4,356 17 to 1
900 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
720-423-3200
School District No. 3 525 16 to 1
1820 Main St
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
719-391-3000
School District No. C-1 174 16 to 1
634 South Elberoute St
Elizabeth, CO 80107
303-646-4441
School District No. C-2 33 11 to 1
525 Comanche St
Kiowa, CO 80117
303-621-2220
School District No. R-4 20 10 to 1
219 Illinois Ave
Stratton, CO 80836
719-348-5369
School District No. Re-1 155 16 to 1
301 Hagen St
Sterling, CO 80751
970-522-0792
School District No. Re-11 17 9 to 1
42315 Wcr 133
New Raymer, CO 80742
970-437-5351
School District No. Re-12 17 6 to 1
19 Chatoga
Grover, CO 80729
970-895-2222
School District No. Re-2 108 14 to 1
527 Industrial Park Rd
Brush, CO 80723
970-842-5176
School District No. Re-20 18 12 to 1
911 North Ave
Weldona, CO 80653
970-645-2411
School District No. Re-3 20 10 to 1
506 North Fremont Ave
Fleming, CO 80728
970-265-2111
School District No. Re-3 Fort Morgan 214 15 to 1
715 West Placeatte Ave
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
970-867-5633
School District No. Re-4 25 12 to 1
315 Lee St
Merino, CO 80741
970-522-7424
School District No. Re-5 19 9 to 1
311 Coleman Ave
Peetz, CO 80747
970-334-2435
School District No. Re-50 38 15 to 1
320 Chapman St
Wiggins, CO 80654
970-483-7762
Sheridan School District No. 2 95 17 to 1
4000 South Lowell Blvd
Sheridan, CO 80236
720-833-6991
Sierra Grande School District No. R-30 23 10 to 1
17523 Hwy 160
Blanca, CO 81123
719-379-3259
Silverton School District No. 1 8 9 to 1
1160 Snowden St
Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5543
South Conejos School District No. Re10 27 10 to 1
620 Pine St
Antonito, CO 81120
719-376-5512
South Routt School District No. Re 3 34 13 to 1
305 South Grant St
Oak Creek, CO 80467
970-736-2313
Springfield School District No. Re-4 28 11 to 1
389 Tipton St
Springfield, CO 81073
719-523-6654
St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j 1,359 19 to 1
395 South Pratt Parkway
Longmont, CO 80501
303-776-6200
Steamboat Springs School District No. Re 2 151 14 to 1
325 7th St
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-871-3199
Strasburg School District 31j 60 17 to 1
56729 East Colorado Ave
Strasburg, CO 80136
303-622-9211
Summit School District No. Re 1 205 15 to 1
0150 School Rd
Frisco, CO 80443
970-668-3011
Swink School District No. 33 30 12 to 1
610 Columbia Ave
Swink, CO 81077
719-384-8103
Telluride School District No. R-1 63 11 to 1
725 West Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-6617
Thompson School District R-2j 898 17 to 1
800 South Taft Ave
Loveland, CO 80537
970-613-5000
Trinidad School District 1 89 17 to 1
215 South Maplacee St
Trinidad, CO 81082
719-846-3324
Vilas School District Re-5 33 15 to 1
202 Collingwood
Vilas, CO 81087
719-523-6738
Walsh School District No. Re-1 19 8 to 1
301 West Poplacear
Walsh, CO 81090
719-324-5632
Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-1 147 12 to 1
14827 W.c.r. 42
Gilcrest, CO 80623
970-737-2403
Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-3 152 14 to 1
99 West Brdway
Keenesburg, CO 80643
303-536-2000
Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4 253 16 to 1
1020 Main St
Windsor, CO 80550
970-686-8000
Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-8 146 17 to 1
301 Reynolds St
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
303-857-3200
Weld County School District No. Re-2 109 16 to 1
200 Park Ave
Eaton, CO 80615
970-454-3402
Weld County School District No. Re-5j 174 18 to 1
110 So Centennial Dr Suite 1
Milliken, CO 80543
970-587-6050
Weld County School District No. Re-7 81 14 to 1
501 Clark St
Kersey, CO 80644
970-336-8500
Weld County School District No. Re-9 59 14 to 1
210 West 1st St
Ault, CO 80610
970-834-1345
West End School District No. Re-2 28 13 to 1
340 Adams St
Naturita, CO 81422
970-865-2290
West Grand School District No. 1 36 13 to 1
715 Kinsey Ave
Kremmling, CO 80459
970-724-3217
Westminster School District No. 50 535 18 to 1
4476 West 68th Ave
Westminster, CO 80030
303-428-3511
Wiley School District No. Re-13 Jt 27 10 to 1
510 Ward St
Wiley, CO 81092
719-829-4806
Woodland Park School District No. Re-2 191 15 to 1
211 North Baldwin St
Woodland Park, CO 80866
719-686-2000
Woodlin School District No. R-104 13 7 to 1
15400 Co Rd L
Woodrow, CO 80757
970-386-2223
Wray Rd-2 School District 49 14 to 1
30222 County Rd 35
Wray, CO 80758
970-332-5764
Yuma 1 School District 65 13 to 1
418 South Main St
Yuma, CO 80759
970-848-5831