Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Women account for the majority of Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.11 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.24 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.60 on the higher side. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Paraprofessionals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths.

$12,155 - $27,923
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$28K
MEDIAN: $18,442
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$9.24 - $18.60
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,155 - $27,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
Total Pay (?
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$14,609 - $35,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$7.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$14,609 - $35,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Paraprofessional


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Instructional Paraprofessionals' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Special Education Paraprofessional. Median pay for Special Education Paraprofessionals is $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $22K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $22K. Instructional Paraprofessionals see a median salary of $23K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $26K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$23,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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