Special Education Paraprofessional Salary (United States)

A Special Education Paraprofessional earns an average wage of $12.27 per hour. A skill in Training is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Special Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$12,106 - $29,110
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17,856
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Special Education Paraprofessional Total Pay (?
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$9.05 - $17.02
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,106 - $29,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.83  
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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$14,242 - $33,383  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $17.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.83  
   
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).
)
$14,242 - $33,383  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
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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
up arrow 44%
Chicago
up arrow 27%
Orlando
up arrow 9%
National Average
$22,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$22,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Training
up arrow 16%
Childhood Education
0%
National Average
$22,000
People Management
up arrow 3%
Special Education
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
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: 36%
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