Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.11 per hour for pay. Lower pay rates hover around $9.24 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.60. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Paraprofessionals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans.

$12,155 - $27,923
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$28K
MEDIAN: $18,442
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$9.24 - $18.60
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,155 - $27,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
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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$14,609 - $35,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$7.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$14,609 - $35,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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 who go on to become Special Education Paraprofessionals may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Special Education Paraprofessional, an upper-level role, pays $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $22K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $22K. Instructional Paraprofessionals bring in $23K after working for 10 to 20 years. Instructional Paraprofessionals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $26K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$23,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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