Special Education Paraprofessional Salary

The average rate for a Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.70 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Clinical Psychology is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$12,817 - $30,314
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MEDIAN: $18,790
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$9.76 - $18.15
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$0$36K
Salary $12,817 - $30,314
Bonus $51.52 - $4,818
Total Pay (?
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$15,271 - $36,008
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,186
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.76 - $18.15
Overtime $2.70 - $24.88
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $51.52 - $4,818
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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$15,271 - $36,008
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,943

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.

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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

National Average: $24,529

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

Special Education Paraprofessional Reviews

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

Special Education Paraprofessional in Denver:
Pros: Inspiring kids.
Cons: Culture, stress level.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Trinidad:
"Hard."
Pros: You work hard for little pay.
Cons: Physical.

Special Education Paraprofessional in St. Louis:
"Love my job."
Pros: Environment, co workers.
Cons: Stress level.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Lebanon:
"SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA."
Pros: I LOVE GETTING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE. I LOVE GETTING TO SEE THEM LEARN AND TO KNOW THAT I POTENTIALLY AM CHANGING A YOUNG CHILD'S FUTURE.
Cons: THERE IS NOTHING I DISLIKE ABOUT MY JOB. I LOVE EVERY ASPECT.

Special Education Paraprofessional in Corpus Christi:
Pros: I love working with the kids.
Cons: I dislike the clicks, and how rude the other para's are.

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

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

Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$25,000

▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲21%

Training
▲5%

▲4%

CPR
▲2%

National Average
$25,000



Behavior Management
▼3%

patience
▼7%

Special Education
▼10%

Bilingual
▼10%

People Management
▼11%

Associates degree
▼18%

Teaching
▼19%

Activities for Children
▼19%

Data Collection
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 386 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
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 36%