Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Median pay for Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States is around $12.29 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.13 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.50. Some workers in this field — nearly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Instructional Paraprofessionals are female. Most Instructional Paraprofessionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$11,989 - $27,195

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$9.13 - $18.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,989 - $27,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
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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$14,207 - $35,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $18.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
   
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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$14,207 - $35,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $22K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $27K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 39%
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