Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

K-12 Paraeducators in the United States pull down an average of $12.19 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.86 per hour and $15.38. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just under a half. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of K-12 Paraeducators are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$12,255 - $30,653
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$31K
MEDIAN: $17,550
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$8.86 - $15.38
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,255 - $30,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
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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$14,660 - $31,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $15.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $15.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
   
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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$14,660 - $31,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Job Description for Paraeducator (K-12)

  • Assist the teacher in the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Assist the teacher with the designing of instruction and follow through.
  • Evaluate student progress on work assignments and shares information with teacher.
  • Assist students with the integration into regular education classroom.
  • Assist the teacher with planning and implementation of any type of community based instruction.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paraeducator (K-12)

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $24K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $24K. K-12 Paraeducators bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $25K.

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Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 38%