Special Education Assistant Salary (United States)

A Special Education Assistant earns an average wage of $13.62 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Childhood Education is associated with high pay for this job.
Special Education Assistant Total Pay (?
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$14,077 - $36,766
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MEDIAN: $23,029
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Special Education Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.15 - $20.03
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,077 - $36,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $664  
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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$16,521 - $41,276  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $664  
   
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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$16,521 - $41,276  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Job Description for Special Education Assistant

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparation for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.
  • Implement behavior intervention policies to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.
  • Institute specialized therapeutic programs for students under the direction of their therapist and/or classroom teacher.
  • Foster positive relationships with families and support student learning by clearly communicating in-class progress and development.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Special Education Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
National Average
$26,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 30%
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