paraeducator salaries

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  1. chava_1908

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    i recently got a job as a paraeducator and was wondering how much my fellow support staffers make in comparison to 15,000 in louisiana! thanks for responding...Chava
     
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    $15,000?!?!?!?!?!?!? That's it????????????????????
     
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    yeah how much you make MzB?
     
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    A coworker of mine is a para and has been working in the same district for 5 years (or so). He will be making $13 an hour this year. He told me the other day that there are people who start at around $8 an hour, but college credits help to bump up the pay (only up to 60 credits,though from what he says).
     
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    Where I was a para starts at $12 & change. You can't work more than 6 hrs though. I started 6 yrs ago at $10 as a sub, when I resigned in 2002 I was at 13 & change. I'd be around 15 almost 16 now. oh, its CA
     
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    Here in most Mass. cities and town it ranges from $10-$15 depending on the level of education and experience you hav... My last para took home a paycheck of a bit over $400 for 2 weeks with takes and health insurance taken out. She also had a teaching license and was in the middle of her masters program.
     
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    When I worked as a para in Kansas, everyone regardless of education or experience started out at the same point....$7.44/hour. So if you'd been there 20 years, you still made the same as someone who just started yesterday. The only raises given were "cost of living" raises, the last one was 7 cents more an hour. There were few full time positions in the district, so basically no benefits either. Most of the other paras had another job as well.
     
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    In Pennsylvania our parapro's make 86 dollars a day with full benefits. Each year the rate increases. Their day runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. They are given about 3 personal days and maybe a week of sick time if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Here starting pay is any where from 8.50 to 13.00 an hour. It depends on what level you are and what district your in. A typical pay check for a two week period is around 610. That is after benefits and taxes are taken out. Most schools pay full dental and 90 % of health insurance.
     
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    I'm in CA & my district pays special ed aides about $14 something/hour. They're making all the aides go back to school to earn their AA (or pass a certain exam) by a certain date...or else they're fired.
     
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    At our school they make next nothing. I believe it is around something like 7 dollars the first year and they get all the bad jobs. Also, they do not get benefits, because adminstration uses them to the maximum limit to not get bennies!
     
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    Our poor EA's earn a measly 8K a school year. It's a ridiculously small amount! I am amazed they can find people that would accept that pay. But, all of our EA's are awesome! Couldn't do it without them.
     
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    para salaries

    In Indianapolis with a BS it's $13.78 hourly, 7 hours daily, insurance deducted.
     
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    I am on step 5 and only make $13000!!! no insurance (can't afford it)
     
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    Ours get paid pretty well nothing in my county but they do get benefits, which is why most of them stay. I think they get paid less than $7.00/hr without a post secondary education degree.
     
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    I've been an aide in MA. for the past 2 years. my pay has been 12-13/hr. Comes out to about 14-15k per year. You really can't live on it. I have a masters in education and I'm certified---it doesn't help me out at all in terms of pay for an aide. I can't find a classroom teaching job.
     

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