At Denver Public Schools, Good Work Pays


Denver Public Schools is committed to attracting and retaining employees who will strive to deliver exceptional performance allowing us to achieve our mission:

Every Child Succeeds

Employees are compensated based on contributions to DPS in support of our mission and Shared Core Values. Denver Public Schools is dedicated to rewarding our employees based on performance and we value the contributions our employees make to support education in Denver.

General Provisions

Denver Public Schools has developed a market based compensation program consisting of base salary and performance incentives. This includes:

  • Market-driven salaries based on the competitive external market segment in which we compete for talent and the internal value of each job.
  • Incentive pay for licensed school-based personnel, school leaders and district-level senior management, which is structured to reward performance focused on student achievement growth and school improvement.

Our goal is to compensate competitively while also retaining internal pay equity.

Find Out More

For salary schedules for specific employee associations, please click here.

For career tech instructor salary setting and salary schedule information, click here.

To learn more about ProComp, our competitive, innovative compensation system for teachers, click here.

To learn more about compensation for school leaders, click here.

For compensation resources for Managers, click here (sign in required).