Average Education Paraprofessional Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Education Paraprofessional is $12.37.
MEDIAN $12.37
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
$4 - $2,003
Total Pay
$16,503 - $34,751

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Job Description for Education Paraprofessional

Education Paraprofessional Tasks
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist the teacher in the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Assist students with the integration into regular education classroom.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.
  • Implement behavior intervention policies when necessary to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.

Job Satisfaction for Education Paraprofessional

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Education Paraprofessional

The top respondents for the job title Education Paraprofessional are from the companies USD 259, Cincinnati Public Schools and Cincinnati Public Schools. Reported salaries are highest at Cincinnati Public Schools where the average pay is $15.64. USD 259 pays the lowest at around $12.98.

Career Paths

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Education Paraprofessional
Special Education Paraprofessional
Administrative Assistant
Instructional Paraprofessional
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Education Paraprofessional

Skills in Activities for Children, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Problem Solving and Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Paraprofessional

An entry-level Education Paraprofessional with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.79 based on 234 salaries. An early career Education Paraprofessional with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.01 based on 1,105 salaries. A mid-career Education Paraprofessional with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.44 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Education Paraprofessional with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.33 based on 581 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Education Paraprofessional in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (22.1% more) and New York, New York (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.4% less) and Detroit, Michigan (5.5% less).

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