Average Entry-Level Special Education Paraprofessional Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.25.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
$1 - $1,192
Total Pay
$16,890 - $33,375

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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.

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Popular Skills for Special Education Paraprofessional

Skills in Childhood Education, Disability Support, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Oral / Verbal Communication and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Paraprofessional

An early career Special Education Paraprofessional with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.82 based on 2,400 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Paraprofessional with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.53 based on 1,223 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.70 based on 1,419 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Special Education Paraprofessional in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (30.0% less).

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