Average Experienced Special Education Paraprofessional Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Special Education Paraprofessional is $14.70.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
$49 - $1,622
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,550
Total Pay
$17,921 - $40,753

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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), Crisis Intervention and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 331 salaries. An early career Special Education Paraprofessional with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation 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. 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in St. Louis, Missouri (5.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (10.8% less), New York, New York (4.8% less) and Houston, Texas (4.5% less).

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