Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States pull down an average of $12.29 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.05 per hour on the lower end to $18.51 on the higher end. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Paraprofessionals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Instructional Paraprofessionals are female. Although roughly two in five lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$11,972 - $27,683
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$28K
MEDIAN: $18,008
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$9.05 - $18.51
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,972 - $27,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
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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$14,161 - $35,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
   
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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$14,161 - $35,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Instructional Paraprofessional

  • 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 Instructional Paraprofessional

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


Instructional Paraprofessionals with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $22K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $23K. Instructional Paraprofessionals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $24K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Instructional Paraprofessional generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $26K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 39%
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