Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

The average wage for a Paraeducator (K-12) is $12.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$13,903 - $30,777
$14K
$19K
$31K
MEDIAN: $18,715
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$9.14 - $16.69
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$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,903 - $30,777  
   
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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$16,474 - $34,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $16.69  
   
Overtime
$19.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$16,474 - $34,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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.

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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
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

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
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 41%
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