Paraeducator Salary

The average rate for a Paraeducator is $13.07 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Special Education is associated with high pay for this job.
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$12,191 - $29,003
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MEDIAN: $17,846
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$10.14 - $17.85
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$0$36K
Salary $12,191 - $29,003
Bonus $725
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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$16,673 - $36,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $17.85
Overtime $0.00 - $18.95
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $725
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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$16,673 - $36,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 407

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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.

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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 Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Paraeducator?

Paraeducator in Webster City:
"Emotional attachment."
Be prepared to get attached to some students, some more than others. You have to be prepared to let go when they graduate. No matter how bad you want a student to succeed, they have to want it too.

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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Paraeducator Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Paraeducator Salaries

Special Education
▲16%


National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 38%
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