An Instructional Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $12.25 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Instructional Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$11,838 - $29,006
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MEDIAN: $18,245
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Instructional Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$8.95 - $17.34
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,838 - $29,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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 - $32,874  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $17.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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 - $32,874  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.
Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 33%
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