Special Education Assistant Salary

A Special Education Assistant earns an average wage of $13.83 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$14,071 - $35,483
$14K
$21K
$35K
MEDIAN: $20,882
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$10.16 - $19.30
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MEDIAN: $13.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,071 - $35,483  
   
Bonus
$550  
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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$17,351 - $38,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.30  
   
Overtime
$3.52 - $24.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$17,351 - $38,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344

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Job Description for Special Education Assistant

A special education assistant aids a teacher in a special education class, usually in an elementary, middle, or high school setting. Some classes deal with students who have mental disabilities, while others are children who need help in specific areas such as speech therapy or English as a second language. Sometimes this position involves assisting in a full-time special education classroom. Other times the position involves helping out students in classes where the students will attend for a short period of time in between other classes.

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Special Education Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Implement behavior intervention policies to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparation for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Special Education Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Education Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 288 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Education Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Special Education Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 138 salaries. A Special Education Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,155

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Key Stats for Special Education Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Special Education Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$27,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Special Education Assistant Salaries

Bilingual
▲7%

Disability Support
▲5%


National Average
$27,000

Special Education
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 37%
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