The average salary for a Special Education Paraprofessional in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $29,288.
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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
Skills that pay less than market rate include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Disability Support and Childhood Education.
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 $20,635 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Paraprofessional with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,425 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Special Education Paraprofessional with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29,782 based on 7 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Special Education Paraprofessional in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 7.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (30.7% less), Houston, Texas (28.4% less) and San Antonio, Texas (25.6% less).
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