$18,195
Avg. Salary
$13.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$506

Bonus

$8,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Paraeducator is $13.54 per hour.

The average pay for a Paraeducator is $18,195 per year.

10%
$10.20
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$13.54
50%
$18.62
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90%
MEDIAN $13.54
10%
$12k
10%
$18k
50%
$31k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18,195
$12,155 - $30,720
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MEDIAN: $18,195
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$0$38K
Salary $12,155 - $30,720
Bonus $5.21 - $1,432
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$17,292 - $38,024
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 204
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $10.20 - $18.62
Overtime $0.00 - $18.68
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $5.21 - $1,432
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$17,292 - $38,024
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 737

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.

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Paraeducator Tasks
  • 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


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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.

Paraeducator Job Listings

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.

Paraeducator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paraeducator?

Paraeducator in Stewartstown:
"Wonderful if the pay were better."
Pros: Educating students.
Cons: The pay.

Paraeducator in South Sioux City:
"Working in South Sioux City."
Pros: I enjoy working with the students and feeling like I make a difference in their life.
Cons: The language/culture barrier

Paraeducator in Winter Haven:
"Education is my life!!"
Pros: Great area to live and work.
Cons: Non- communication between administration and teachers. Poor planning for special events.

Paraeducator in Brownsville:
"Working."
Pros: Short commute
Cons: Frequent adm changes.

Paraeducator in Detroit:
"I Would Have Graduated With A Degree In Counseling."
Make sure you get all the information you can to help you better yourselves as well as the student.

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Key Stats for Paraeducator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

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Experience Affects Paraeducator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Paraeducator Salaries

Special Education
▲11%

National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 39%