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Paraeducator (K-12) Salary

Average K-12 Paraeducators in the United States make around $11.91 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.80 per hour and $15.45. Female K-12 Paraeducators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most K-12 Paraeducators. While some workers in this profession — approximately two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just under one-half have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,016 - $30,850
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$12K
$17K
$31K
MEDIAN: $17,282
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$8.80 - $15.45
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,016 - $30,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
Total Pay (?
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$14,824 - $31,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $15.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.59  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$14,824 - $31,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 $23K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $24K. K-12 Paraeducators see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $24K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Experience Affects Paraeducator (K-12) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 39%