Entry-Level Special Education Paraprofessional Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.12 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Clinical Psychology and Autism.

$12,133 - $28,741
$12K
$18K
$29K
MEDIAN: $17,956
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$9.33 - $16.24
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MEDIAN: $12.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,133 - $28,741  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $7,000  
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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$14,800 - $32,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 497
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$125.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$14,800 - $32,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 953

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Special Education Paraprofessional Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Special Education Paraprofessional in Minnesota Lake:
"Helping children succeed."
Get to know the children and staff. Be there to assist to make the classroom better for the teacher and the children.

Special Education Paraprofessional in King George:
"Educating Children with special needs."
I believe that this job requires special kinds of people, people that have a high capacity for caring for others. The job can be very demanding emotionally and physically depending on what area or specialty job you do. Patience is an important asset as well as a high level of tolerance. Always be prepared for the unexpected.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Katy:
"Rewarding."
You need an open mind. Working with special needs children takes a different approach than with typical developing children. You'll learn tons of new information and meet some wonderful children and people. Just have a lot of patience because it'll take them a bit longer to learn most new concepts but worth it as you see them grow.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Bridgeport:
"To Seek Out Other Career Options."
You have to love and have a true passion to do the job, its not the money issues that will keep you successfully doing the job. But there comes a time when you have to make a change for the better.

Key Stats for Special Education Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲20%

Autism
▲12%


Disability Support
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Teaching
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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