Compensation and Benefits

Benefits of Working at Seattle Public Schools

Below is an overview of SPS employee benefits. A comprehensive explanation of benefits will be provided in the New Employee Orientation.

Details about many benefits available to current employees is available on our SPS Sprague Israel Giles Benefits Website and Helpline (password: sps).

Total Compensation

SPS employees enjoy compensation that goes beyond salary—health, retirement, wellness services, sick and personal days, professional development. The total benefits for working at Seattle Public Schools includes competitive pay and access to help keep you and your family well. More information can be found on our Compensation and Salary Placement page.

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Plan

District employees are automatically covered by a group dental plan, vision plan and life/long term disability plan and may participate in a choice of medical plans. All employees who work more than .5 but less than 1.0 receive prorated health benefits equal to their current FTE.

Professional Development

In Seattle Public Schools, we aspire to provide high quality professional development to affect teacher practice and student learning. Our professional development efforts provide support for teachers, school leaders, administrators and support staff to help them enhance student achievement and close the opportunity gap.

Current employees can get more information on our Professional Development webpage (requires login)

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program offers free, confidential counseling and resources available to all Seattle Public Schools employees and their family members.

Employee Assistance Program


As a public employees, Seattle Public Schools employees are eligible for retirement benefits administered by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). For information about the process of retirement, please see Retirement.

Life Insurance and Disability Leave

  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance and Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance

Other Benefits

  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Personal Days
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