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Education Paraprofessional Salary (United States)

An Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $11.70 per hour. A skill in Special Education is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Education Paraprofessional Salary (?
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$11,944 - $29,715
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17,330
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Education Paraprofessional Salary (?
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$8.84 - $15.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,944 - $29,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $542  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$13,878 - $31,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $15.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $542  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$13,878 - $31,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 609
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Job Description for Education Paraprofessional

An education paraprofessional works with a team to support the instruction of students. They can include a variety of positions, such as teacher aides, special education assistants, and early childhood assistants. They commonly work in several settings, including day care centers, preschools, elementary schools, and education centers.
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Education Paraprofessional Tasks
  • Implement behavior intervention policies when necessary to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.
  • Institute specialized therapeutic programs for students under the direction of their therapist and/or classroom teacher.
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Paraprofessional

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Milwaukee
up arrow 51%
Chicago
up arrow 38%
Cleveland
up arrow 38%
Minneapolis
up arrow 29%
Detroit
up arrow 25%
Denver
up arrow 17%
National Average
$22,000
Savannah
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$22,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Special Education
up arrow 20%
Childhood Education
0%
National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 38%