Compensation

  • DPS staff celebrating DPS day 

    DPS is committed to attracting and retaining employees who deliver exceptional performance which positively affects the district, allowing us to achieve our mission: Every Child Succeeds.

    We are committed to providing a fair and competitive compensation program that will attract, retain and reward high-performing employees at all levels. Meet our Team

    *DPS has recently reached an agreement with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA). To see what your pay will look like under the new agreement, we encourage educators to use our updated salary finder. For additional information, please review the New to DCTA - DPS Salary Guide, 2019-20 Salary Structure and ProComp 3.0 FAQ.

    For information on 2019-20 teacher and special service provider (SSP) compensation, click here to view our new Commons pages.

    What we offer 

    • Pay Equity (Internal & External): Provide pay guidelines that ensure jobs are paid equitably across the organization and with consideration for the relevant job market.
    • Performance Based Pay: Recognize and reward individual and group performance.
    • Transparency: Provide clarity and communicate compensation processes and how compensation related decisions are made.
    • Flexibility: Support a diverse organization to accommodate differences and changes in job requirements, job market and economy.

    Roles and responsibilities 

    All DPS departments play a critical role in the compensation process. Establishing consistent pay practices throughout the organization supports a foundation for ensuring fairness, equity, and upholding regulatory compliance of the DPS compensation programs. All DPS managers are accountable for ensuring fairness, equity and regulatory compliance of all programs.

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