Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

K-12 Paraeducators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.48 per hour for pay. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most K-12 Paraeducators. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,272 - $31,431
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MEDIAN: $18,346
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$9.29 - $17.41
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$0$35K
Salary $13,272 - $31,431
Bonus $1,008
Total Pay (?
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$16,619 - $35,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $9.29 - $17.41
Overtime $19.76
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $1,008
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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$16,619 - $35,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Paraeducator (K-12)

Para-educators (K-12) should have at least an associate's degree and one year of experience working with children who suffer from a variety of learning, behavioral, and medical disabilities. To succeed in this position, they must have a calm and patient demeanor in order to handle a variety of unforeseen circumstances and should also be able to think quickly on their feet.

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Paraeducator (K-12) Tasks

  • Assist students with the integration into regular education classroom.
  • Assist the teacher with planning and implementation of any type of community based instruction.
  • Assist with scoring tests, keeping records and making reports as required by the teacher.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Paraeducator (K-12)


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K-12 Paraeducators who go on to become Secondary School Special Education Teachers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Secondary School Special Education Teachers is $44K annually. Becoming a Paraeducator or an Education Paraprofessional is a common transition from a K-12 Paraeducator role.

Paraeducator (K-12) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Paraeducator (K-12)

Pay by Experience for a Paraeducator (K-12) has a positive trend. An entry-level Paraeducator (K-12) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paraeducator (K-12) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Paraeducator (K-12) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 35 salaries. A Paraeducator (K-12) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Paraeducator (K-12)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 39%
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