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Instructional Paraprofessional Salary (United States)

An Instructional Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $12.28 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Instructional Paraprofessional Salary (?
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$11,732 - $27,334
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17,932
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Instructional Paraprofessional Salary (?
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$8.84 - $16.99
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,732 - $27,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
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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$13,755 - $32,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $16.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
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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$13,755 - $32,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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

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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 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%