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Get Paid to Make a Difference
Teaching is hard work, but it comes with many rewards. In Colorado, teachers receive a comprehensive compensation package.
Get Paid to Make a Difference
Teaching is hard work, but it comes with many rewards. In Colorado, teachers receive a comprehensive compensation package.

Make a living.

Teachers in Colorado make $57,746 on average and receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, retirement (PERA) and other benefits. Some positions offer bonuses for teaching particular subjects, such as reading or math. There are also additional compensation opportunities for teachers who are National Board Certified.

Enjoy comprehensive benefits.

The benefits you get on top of salary are part of your total compensation, and teachers tend to get a better benefit package than most other jobs. In Colorado, teachers receive vacation time, secure retirement plans, plus the standard medical, dental and vision insurance you would expect as a professional. And, at most schools, you’ll have about two months to travel, earn extra income, pursue hobbies or engage in your professional growth.

Grow your career.

The classroom is just the beginning. When you become a teacher, you open the door to many opportunities—some you may have never dreamed of! While in the classroom, teachers have the opportunity to expand their professional pathways by becoming National Board Certified, earning a master's teacher license, moving into an advanced teaching role or getting licensed to teach in additional subjects.

Receive extra funding and perks.

  • Funding Opportunities

    Looking for scholarships? Want to pursue a development experience? You will find grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers and teacher candidates. Learn more about specific funding opportunities for Colorado teachers with our Aid Explorer.

  • Loan Repayment

    Stepping into a classroom could mean stepping out of debt. If you have a student loan, you may be eligible for relief if you commit to teaching for several years. If this interests you, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness.

  • Housing Assistance

    There are benefits to help teachers find a home that is just right for relaxing and recharging! The Teacher Next Door program in Colorado offers housing grants and home buying assistance to help teachers become homeowners in the communities where they work. 

    Landed supports educators and school staff on the path to homeownership by providing education about homeownership, a personalized homebuying team, and (in some Colorado cities) a shared equity down payment program.

    Additionally, the federal government created Good Neighbor Next Door, a program designed to contribute to community revitalization while supporting people in service professions like teaching. The U.S. Department of Housing and Development offers a discount of 50% from the list price of qualifying homes.

  • Shopping Deals

    The world’s best brands offer discounts to teachers. Think J. Crew, Madewell, Apple, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore and Marriott Hotels. That means cell phone bills and gym memberships cost less. Your wardrobe has more options. And new technology is more affordable. Discounts may vary by specific location. You can search these perks on our Aid Explorer.

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