Average Special Education Assistant Hourly Pay

$16.60
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$11.80
MEDIAN
$16.60
90%
$23.80

The average hourly pay for a Special Education Assistant is $16.60

Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Bonus
$1 - $1k
Total Pay
$22k - $48k
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What Do Special Education Assistants Do?

Special Education Assistant Tasks
  • Institute specialized therapeutic programs for students under the direction of their therapist and/or classroom teacher.
  • Foster positive relationships with families and support student learning by clearly communicating in-class progress and development.
  • Implement behavior intervention policies to ensure classroom safety for students and faculty.
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparation for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist students with personal care, hygiene, meals, and drinks.
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How do Special Education Assistants Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
(40)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
Based on 40 responses, the job of Special Education Assistant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.85 out of 5. On average, Special Education Assistants are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Special Education Assistants

What is the highest pay for Special Education Assistants?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Special Education Assistant is $23.80 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Special Education Assistants?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Special Education Assistant is $11.80 / hour

How can Special Education Assistants increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Special Education Assistant is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Special Education Assistant that oversees more junior Special Education Assistants, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.