Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

K-12 Paraeducators in the United States pull down an average of $12.29 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.00 per hour on the lower end to $15.37 on the higher end. There are far more female K-12 Paraeducators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. 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 the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,275 - $30,605
(Median)
$12K
$19K
$31K
MEDIAN: $19,382
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$9.00 - $15.37
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,275 - $30,605  
   
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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$14,916 - $31,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $15.37  
   
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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$14,916 - $31,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $23K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. K-12 Paraeducators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $28K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $26K.

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Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 36%
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