A Special Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $12.18 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oral / Verbal Communication and Autism. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Special Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$12,078 - $28,997
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MEDIAN: $17,794
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Special Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$8.98 - $17.14
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,078 - $28,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.00  
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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$14,207 - $33,654  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $17.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.00  
   
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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$14,207 - $33,654  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Hartford
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Chicago
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Tulsa
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Orlando
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National Average
$22,000
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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$22,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 25%
Autism
up arrow 21%
Childhood Education
0%
National Average
$22,000
Training
up arrow 1%
People Management
up arrow 3%
Special Education
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 37%
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