Average Mid-Career Special Education Paraprofessional Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Special Education Paraprofessional is $13.53.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$142 - $3,452
Total Pay
$17,236 - $37,425

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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 Oral / Verbal Communication 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 330 salaries. An early career Special Education Paraprofessional with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.85 based on 2,402 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.70 based on 1,417 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 21.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (9.6% less), Houston, Texas (4.7% less) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (4.1% less).

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