A Special Education Assistant earns an average wage of C$22.35 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$24,832 - C$41,537
C$25K
C$31K
C$42K
MEDIAN: C$30,858
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90%
C$15.36 - C$27.15
C$15
C$23
C$27
MEDIAN: C$23.19
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C$0C$56K
Salary C$24,832 - C$41,537
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C$30,020 - C$56,039
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$15.36 - C$27.15
Annual Data C$0C$56K
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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C$30,020 - C$56,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

Job Description for Special Education Assistant

A special education assistant aids a teacher in a special education class, usually in an elementary, middle, or high school setting. Some classes deal with students who have mental disabilities, while others are children who need help in specific areas such as speech therapy or English as a second language. Sometimes this position involves assisting in a full-time special education classroom. Other times the position involves helping out students in classes where the students will attend for a short period of time in between other classes.

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Special Education Assistant Tasks

  • Institute specialized therapeutic programs for students under the direction of their therapist and/or classroom teacher.
  • Foster positive relationships with families and support student learning by clearly communicating in-class progress and development.
  • Implement behavior intervention policies to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparation for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Special Education Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Education Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Education Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Special Education Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 30 salaries. A Special Education Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$45,923

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Key Stats for Special Education Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Special Education Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$46,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 25%