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Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States pull down an average of $12.20 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.99 per hour to $17.46. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Instructional Paraprofessionals who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too.

$11,870 - $27,247
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$27K
MEDIAN: $17,954
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$8.99 - $17.46
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,870 - $27,247  
   
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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$13,953 - $32,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $17.46  
   
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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$13,953 - $32,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


For many Instructional Paraprofessionals, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $22K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. Instructional Paraprofessionals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. As Instructional Paraprofessionals reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $25K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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