Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Women account for the majority of Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.14 per hour. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Instructional Paraprofessionals is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,819 - $29,706
$13K
$19K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,774
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$9.38 - $18.18
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$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,819 - $29,706  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$15,074 - $34,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $18.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$15,074 - $34,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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Job Description for Instructional Paraprofessional

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Paraprofessional


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Instructional Paraprofessionals who go on to become Special Education Paraprofessionals may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Special Education Paraprofessional, an upper-level role, pays $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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $24K. Instructional Paraprofessionals see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $26K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Instructional Paraprofessional Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Instructional Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Activities for Children
▲3%

Childhood Education
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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