Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Most Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.22 per hour. Most Instructional Paraprofessionals report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,007 - $30,093
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$19K
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MEDIAN: $18,513
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$9.58 - $17.19
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MEDIAN: $12.22
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$0$33K
Salary $13,007 - $30,093
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,027
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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$14,617 - $33,809
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.58 - $17.19
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $12.50
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,027
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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$14,617 - $33,809
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197

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Job Description for Instructional Paraprofessional

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Paraprofessional


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Instructional Paraprofessionals who go on to become Special Education Paraprofessionals may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Special Education Paraprofessional, an upper-level role, pays $24K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Paraprofessional has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Paraprofessional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional Paraprofessional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Instructional Paraprofessional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 98 salaries. An Instructional Paraprofessional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 32 salaries.

Instructional Paraprofessional Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instructional Paraprofessional?

Instructional Paraprofessional in Burkburnett:
"I love my job. The pay is horrible though."
Pros: Teaching children to read. Having the same schedule as my children. Having summers off with my children.
Cons: There is so much expected from me that sometimes it is hard to get everything done. The pay is below poverty.

Instructional Paraprofessional in Crockett:
Pros: THE HOURS TO WORK.
Cons: THE INMATES.

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Key Stats for Instructional Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Skills That Affect Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Activities for Children
▲5%

Childhood Education
▲4%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 37%
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