Good Work. Good Salaries. Good Benefits.

Des Moines Public Schools provides the most career opportunities both in and out of the classroom in Central Iowa K-12 education, along with competitive salaries and benefits.

For teachers, the Blue Contract includes extra education community support and a tuition-free Drake University Master’s degree. DMPS also offers hiring bonuses for hard-to-fill positions in language and special education.

To view the school district’s current salary schedule for all positions, as well as get additional information about employee benefits such as insurance, retirement and more, please click the links in the menu.

DMPS is offering the following hiring bonuses as incentives for several positions throughout the school district:

Secondary Math $5,000
Secondary Science $5,000
Secondary CTE $3,000
K-12 SPED Teacher $5,000
SPED Associate $2,000
Bus Driver $2,000
Bus Driver  (current CDL and valid endorsements of school bus, passenger and air brakes) $5,000

Welcome to Des Moines Public Schools, where we are becoming the model for urban education.