Special Education Paraprofessional Salary

The average rate for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.70 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Clinical Psychology is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$12,550 - $30,104
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$19K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,784
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$9.64 - $17.77
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MEDIAN: $12.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,550 - $30,104  
   
Bonus
$116.35 - $4,983  
Total Pay (?
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$15,074 - $35,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$1.75 - $25.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$116.35 - $4,983  
   
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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$15,074 - $35,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,756

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Job Description for Special Education Paraprofessional

Special education paraeducators act as assistants for the special education teacher, helping them achieve educational goals and helping maintain supervision and care for special needs students. The special education paraeducator acts in a subordinate role to the teacher and is responsible for carrying out curriculum plans according to guidelines constructed and implemented by the teacher. Additionally, they also help the teacher in clerical duties such as grading papers. Other tasks may include assisting with the safety, mentoring, and transportation of special needs students.

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Special Education Paraprofessional Tasks

  • Support the education and environment of students with special needs.
  • Create and implement games and social events for enriching student development.
  • Tutor students directly and document useful information for assessment.
  • Coordinate with teachers to enhance instruction and lesson planning.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Paraprofessional

Pay by Experience for a Special Education Paraprofessional has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Education Paraprofessional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 1,450 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Education Paraprofessional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 750 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 695 salaries. A Special Education Paraprofessional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 141 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,263

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Key Stats for Special Education Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$24,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲22%

Training
▲6%

▲5%

CPR
▲3%


National Average
$24,000


Behavior Management
▼2%

patience
▼6%

Special Education
▼9%

Bilingual
▼9%

People Management
▼10%

Associates degree
▼17%

Teaching
▼18%

Activities for Children
▼19%

Data Collection
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 38%
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