Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

For K-12 Paraeducators, hourly average wages total $12.26 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.87 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.46 on the higher side. While some workers in this profession — nearly two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a little less than half have dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of K-12 Paraeducators are female. Though the majority of K-12 Paraeducators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$12,255 - $30,186

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$8.87 - $15.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,255 - $30,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$14,867 - $31,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $15.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$14,867 - $31,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 $24K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $23K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $26K.

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Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 39%
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