Education Paraprofessional Salary

An Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $11.68 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.

$11,980 - $30,112
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$17K
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MEDIAN: $17,470
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$8.89 - $15.90
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,980 - $30,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $573  
Total Pay (?
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$13,847 - $32,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 543
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Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $15.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $573  
   
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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$13,847 - $32,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 699
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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.

Education Paraprofessional Reviews

What is it like working as an Education Paraprofessional?

Education Paraprofessional in Raleigh:
Pros: The students and coworkers are great people to work with. I feel as though my job has a meaningful purpose. Great medical benefits.
Cons: Pay is very low. Paraprofessionals can be treated as "inferior" in comparison to other teachers. No paid sick days and holiday breaks are unpaid (Christmas break, thanksgiving, spring break). No opportunities for bonuses.

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Experience Affects Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$22,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Special Education
up arrow 13%

National Average
$22,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 38%
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