Average Special Education Paraprofessional Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $13.30.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$98 - $2,781
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,600
Total Pay
$17,414 - $37,756

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Job Description for Special Education Paraprofessional

Special Education Paraprofessional Tasks
  • Support the education and environment of students with special needs.
  • Create and implement games and social events for enriching student development.
  • Tutor students directly and document useful information for assessment.
  • Coordinate with teachers to enhance instruction and lesson planning.

Job Satisfaction for Special Education Paraprofessional

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Special Education Paraprofessional are from the companies Bayada, Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools. Reported salaries are highest at Chicago Public Schools where the average pay is $26.73. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boston Public Schools and Department of Education, earning around $24.65 and $24.00, respectively. Dekalb County pays the lowest at around $12.83. Detroit Public School District and Bayada also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.92 and $16.69, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Special Education Paraprofessional

Skills in Disability Support, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Crisis Intervention and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Paraprofessional

An entry-level Special Education Paraprofessional with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.25 based on 329 salaries. An early career Special Education Paraprofessional with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.82 based on 2,373 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Paraprofessional with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.53 based on 1,212 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.70 based on 1,418 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Special Education Paraprofessional in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (22.6% more) and New York, New York (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (11.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less) and San Antonio, Texas (0.1% less).

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