An Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $11.68 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$11,803 - $29,510
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MEDIAN: $17,366
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Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$8.78 - $15.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,803 - $29,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
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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$13,697 - $31,858  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $15.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
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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$13,697 - $31,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
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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
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$22,000
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Experience Affects Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 38%
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