The average rate for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.66 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are English Language and Clinical Psychology. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
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$12,483 - $30,058
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MEDIAN: $18,609
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$9.55 - $17.34
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,483 - $30,058  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,949  
Total Pay (?
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$15,031 - $34,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 963
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $17.34  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $24.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,949  
   
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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$15,031 - $34,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
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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: $24,050

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Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%



National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

English Language
up arrow 30%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 23%

Autism
up arrow 7%

CPR
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 2%

Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$24,000

Behavior Management
up arrow 1%

Disability Support
up arrow 3%

patience
up arrow 5%

Special Education
up arrow 6%

Bilingual
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 9%

Associates degree
up arrow 11%

Teaching
up arrow 15%

Activities for Children
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 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
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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