Instructional Paraprofessional Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Instructional Paraprofessionals in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.20 per hour. Close to two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$13,037 - $29,912
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MEDIAN: $18,639
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$9.65 - $17.33
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$0$33K
Salary $13,037 - $29,912
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,027
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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$14,535 - $33,997
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.65 - $17.33
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $12.50
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,027
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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$14,535 - $33,997
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

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Job Description for Instructional Paraprofessional

  • Assist students with the integration into regular education classroom.
  • Assist the teacher with planning and implementation of any type of community based instruction.
  • Assist with scoring tests, keeping records and making reports as required by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Assist the teacher with the designing of instruction and follow through.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Paraprofessional


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Many Instructional Paraprofessionals move into a Special Education Paraprofessional role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Special Education Paraprofessionals on average bring in a similar salary to Instructional Paraprofessionals.

Instructional Paraprofessional Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Paraprofessional

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Paraprofessional has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Paraprofessional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional Paraprofessional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Instructional Paraprofessional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 98 salaries. An Instructional Paraprofessional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 32 salaries.

Instructional Paraprofessional Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instructional Paraprofessional?

Instructional Paraprofessional in Burkburnett:
"I love my job. The pay is horrible though."
Pros: Teaching children to read. Having the same schedule as my children. Having summers off with my children.
Cons: There is so much expected from me that sometimes it is hard to get everything done. The pay is below poverty.

Instructional Paraprofessional in Crockett:
Pros: THE HOURS TO WORK.
Cons: THE INMATES.

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Key Stats for Instructional Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Instructional Paraprofessional Salaries

Childhood Education
▲3%

Activities for Children
▲3%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 37%
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