Special Education Paraprofessional Salary

The average rate for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.38 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Training 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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$12,220 - $29,735
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,242
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$9.19 - $16.82
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,220 - $29,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $389.78  
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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$14,566 - $33,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 743
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $16.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $389.78  
   
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).
)
$14,566 - $33,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,045
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Paraprofessional

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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Training
up arrow 13%

Autism
up arrow 9%

CPR
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Special Education
up arrow 1%

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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