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Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States pull down an average of $12.40 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.00 per hour and $17.28. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Most Instructional Paraprofessionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Instructional Paraprofessionals are female.
$11,838 - $26,905
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$27K
MEDIAN: $18,121
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$9.00 - $17.28
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,838 - $26,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
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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$13,953 - $32,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $17.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
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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$13,953 - $32,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $22K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $26K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 37%