Special Education Paraprofessional in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average pay for a Special Education Paraprofessional in Chicago, Illinois is $29,280 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$22,785 - $39,060
$23K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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50%
90%

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$11.08 - $25.08
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.62
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$0$43K
Salary $22,785 - $39,060
Bonus $3,500
Total Pay (?
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$23,158 - $43,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $11.08 - $25.08
Overtime $24.49
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $3,500
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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$23,158 - $43,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Special Education Paraprofessional Job Listings

Key Stats for Special Education Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Special Education Paraprofessional Salaries

Disability Support
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Childhood Education
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 21%