Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Special Education Assistants do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Standard salaries begin at $25K and can reach $26K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $31K after 10 to 20 years. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Special Education Assistants at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $31K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.