Special Education Paraprofessional Salary

A Special Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $12.49 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Bilingual and Autism. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$12,247 - $29,583
(Median)
$12K
$18K
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MEDIAN: $18,456
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$9.31 - $16.89
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,247 - $29,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.80  
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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$14,725 - $33,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 907
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $16.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.80  
   
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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$14,725 - $33,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,342
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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

National Average: $23,461

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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 24%

Autism
up arrow 10%

CPR
up arrow 9%

Training
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

Special Education
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 7%

patience
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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