$19,007
Avg. Salary
$13.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$580

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $13.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $19,007 per year.

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$0$36K
Salary $12,920 - $30,417
Bonus $99.67 - $2,894
Profit Sharing $500
Total Pay (?
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$15,649 - $36,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,036
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.81 - $18.27
Overtime $1.71 - $24.91
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $99.67 - $2,894
Profit Sharing $500
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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$15,649 - $36,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,521

Job Description for Special Education Paraprofessional

Special education paraeducators act as assistants for the special education teacher, helping them achieve educational goals and helping maintain supervision and care for special needs students. The special education paraeducator acts in a subordinate role to the teacher and is responsible for carrying out curriculum plans according to guidelines constructed and implemented by the teacher. Additionally, they also help the teacher in clerical duties such as grading papers. Other tasks may include assisting with the safety, mentoring, and transportation of special needs students.

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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.

Special Education Paraprofessional Pay By Employer

$0$41K

Bayada
8 profiles
$34,708

$16,738

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Paraprofessional

Pay by Experience for a Special Education Paraprofessional has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Education Paraprofessional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 1,450 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Education Paraprofessional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 750 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 695 salaries. A Special Education Paraprofessional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 141 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

22%

-4%

-15%

National Average: $24,842

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Special Education Paraprofessional Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Special Education Paraprofessional?

Special Education Paraprofessional in King George:
"Educating Children with special needs."
I believe that this job requires special kinds of people, people that have a high capacity for caring for others. The job can be very demanding emotionally and physically depending on what area or specialty job you do. Patience is an important asset as well as a high level of tolerance. Always be prepared for the unexpected.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Hendersonville:
"How much funding would be cut and my benefits along with the."
Dont take your job home and if your job has mental health days you need to use them!

Special Education Paraprofessional in Katy:
"Rewarding."
You need an open mind. Working with special needs children takes a different approach than with typical developing children. You'll learn tons of new information and meet some wonderful children and people. Just have a lot of patience because it'll take them a bit longer to learn most new concepts but worth it as you see them grow.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Statesboro:
"Good decision making skills."
To have lots of patience & good decision-making skills.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Piscataway:
"Learn About Students with Disabilities."
Ask questions about student behavior and how to deal with it. Often I see Paraprofessionals responding to children in their classroom as if they are like their children or grandchildren (without disabilities). The children in our classrooms might have "stims" (ways that they stimulate themselves) and repetitive behaviors. They may simply have very different sensory experiences than we are familiar with. They may not read social cues; they need explicit instructions and should have the benefit of guidance. The children should not be reprimanded for behavior that is a result of their disability. There are ways to respond that are compassionate rather than impatient or hostile. As I said; ask questions and seek guidance if you find yourself frustrated. Expect things to change a lot; your assignment might change. Your schedule might change. I go to work extremely early in my particular district, but I leave when school ends (7am-2pm). I am paid per day. I hope to become a teacher.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Okay:
"Love of what I do."
Pros: Love the children: knowing they are learning new things.
Cons:

Special Education Paraprofessional in Bridgeport:
"To Seek Out Other Career Options."
You have to love and have a true passion to do the job, its not the money issues that will keep you successfully doing the job. But there comes a time when you have to make a change for the better.

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Key Stats for Special Education Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 758 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲19%

▲3%

Training
▲3%

CPR
▲1%

National Average
$25,000



Behavior Management
▼4%

patience
▼8%

Special Education
▼11%

Bilingual
▼11%

People Management
▼12%

Associates degree
▼19%

Teaching
▼20%

Activities for Children
▼20%

Data Collection
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 758 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 37%