The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Special Education Paraprofessional is $12.25.
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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 …Read more
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
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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.
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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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