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Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States take home approximately $12.24 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $9.03 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.57 on the higher side. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Instructional Paraprofessionals who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$11,862 - $27,097
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$27K
MEDIAN: $17,892
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$9.03 - $17.57
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,862 - $27,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $721  
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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$13,865 - $33,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $17.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $721  
   
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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$13,865 - $33,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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.


For Instructional Paraprofessionals, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $23K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Instructional Paraprofessionals see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $25K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%