The average pay for a Paraeducator is $13.54 per hour.
The average pay for a Paraeducator is $18,195 per year.
|Salary||$12,155 - $30,720|
|Bonus||$5.21 - $1,432|
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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).)
|$17,292 - $38,024|
|Hourly Rate||$10.20 - $18.62|
|Overtime||$0.00 - $18.68|
|Bonus||$5.21 - $1,432|
|Total Pay (||$17,292 - $38,024|
Job Description for Paraeducator
A paraeducator is a school employee who works in a classroom under a teacher's supervision. This position does not require a specialized degree; a high school diploma (or equivalent) is required, although an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in an educational field is highly recommended. It is also typically required of a person in this position to have plenty of experience working with children.Read More...
As this is a classroom position, the hours are traditionally compliant with school hours and the school calendar. Paraeducators work primarily in classrooms with younger children (preschool or kindergarten) or children with special needs.
A paraeducator’s duties and responsibilities vary depending on the needs of the particular school system and individual classroom/s. This person will work directly and indirectly with students while implementing plans and programs related to academic or functional skills. The paradeducator will generally: assist the teacher with academic instruction; assist with implementing individual education programs; provide physical and/or academic assistance to special needs students; provide clerical support (such as grading, copying or organizing) to teachers or professionals; monitor medical needs of students; prepare instructional materials; and assist with preparation of learning centers and bulletin boards.
Naturally, a paraeducator should be eager to work with children – especially those with disabilities. Those in this position should exhibit positive and fair attitudes, as well as patience and ingenuity, and should maintain confidentiality within the position. Finally, paraeducators absolutely must have excellent communication skills – with students, teachers, parents and supervisors alike. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- 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 Paraeducator
For Paraeducators, progressing to an Administrative Assistant role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Administrative Assistant can earn $31K annually. Paraeducators most often advance into Special Education Paraprofessional and Education Paraprofessional positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $3K lower, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Paraeducator
Pay by Experience for a Paraeducator has a positive trend. An entry-level Paraeducator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 265 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paraeducator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Paraeducator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 123 salaries. A Paraeducator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 28 salaries.
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