Women comprise the majority of Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.95 per hour on average. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,664 - $29,833
(Median)
$13K
$19K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,845
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$9.22 - $18.19
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,664 - $29,833  
   
Bonus
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$15,036 - $34,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.22 - $18.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$15,036 - $34,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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 $24K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $23K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $23K. Instructional Paraprofessionals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $23K. Instructional Paraprofessionals who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $25K.

Instructional Paraprofessional Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

Activities for Children
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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