The average rate for an Education Paraprofessional is $11.95 per hour. This job's wage does not change very much with experience. A skill in Special Needs is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$12,338 - $30,358
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MEDIAN: $18,266
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$9.06 - $16.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,338 - $30,358  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,061  
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$14,544 - $32,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $16.08  
   
Overtime
$9.07 - $27.34  
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Bonus
$200.67 - $2,061  
   
Total Pay (?
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$14,544 - $32,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 876
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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

National Average: $22,906

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Education Paraprofessional Reviews

What is it like working as an Education Paraprofessional?

Education Paraprofessional in Ness City:
"Working as a Paraprofessional."
Pros: I enjoying being around the kids and being able to help them. I get along with my co-workers and boss.
Cons: The pay is not as much as I would like it.

Education Paraprofessional in Mount Vernon:
"Its awesome I wish I didn't need to worry a out paying my bi."
Pros: Working with children and seeing them get something your teaching them.
Cons: Low pay and union I'm made to have taken out of my pay.

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 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Special Needs
up arrow 21%

Special Education
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 3%

Activities for Children
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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