Special Education Aide Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$31,000
$26,000
$31,000
$38,000
The average Special Education Aide makes about $31,907 per year. That's $15.34 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $26,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $38,000. Many of Special Education Aides seem to be drawn to Manufacturing and Non Profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Special Education Aides tend to work at Manufacturing, Education, and Internet companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Hawaii and Rhode Island pay Special Education Aides the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Newark, NJ
$33,179
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Map of Special Education Aide Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Special Education Aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Special Education Aide Salary By Location

While a Special Education Aide can average a salary of $31,907 per year, or $15.34 per hour, there are many opportunities for Special Education Aides to make more. For example, in Salinas, CA you might make $33,852 per year. Other high-paying locations include Newark, NJ, Boulder, CO and Pittsburgh, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Salinas, CA where the average starting salary is $25,000. The highest paying states for Special Education Aides include Alaska, Hawaii and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Idaho, Arkansas, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.

Average Special Education Aide Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Special Education Aide, being employed by a company such as San Francisco Unified School District or Boston Public Library would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hudson City Schools and Hartford Public Schools also report highly competitive salaries for Special Education Aides.

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Average Special Education Aide Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Special Education Aide salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Manufacturing, Education, and Internet companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Special Education Aides. For example, Special Education Aides make a whopping average salary of $34,279 while working for Manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,946 at Education companies and $31,536 at Internet companies. But Special Education Aides may want to avoid working in the Non Profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,170.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$34,279
$34k
Education
Education
$31,946
$32k
Internet
Internet
$31,536
$32k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$30,170
$30k

Special Education Aide Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Special Education Aide Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
East Montana Middle School
East Montana Middle School
Special Education Self Contained Aide (DSC)
Special Education Self Contained Aide (DSC)
Special Education Self Contained Aide (DSC)
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$28,717
$28,717
06/22/2020
Program Aide-Special Events Cashier
Program Aide-Special Events Cashier
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$28,175
$28,175
06/18/2020
Albany Charter School Network
Albany Charter School Network
Special Education Instructional Aide
Special Education Instructional Aide
Special Education Instructional Aide
06/08/2020
06/08/2020
$18,432
$18,432
06/08/2020
Idaho Falls School District 91
Idaho Falls School District 91
Special Education Support Aide
Special Education Support Aide
Special Education Support Aide
06/02/2020
06/02/2020
$25,086
$25,086
06/02/2020
Idaho Falls School District 91
Idaho Falls School District 91
Temporary Special Program Aide/Pathways-Limited
Temporary Special Program Aide/Pathways-Limited
Temporary Special Program Aide/Pathways-Limited
03/13/2020
03/13/2020
$25,086
$25,086
03/13/2020
East Montana Middle School
East Montana Middle School
Special Education Self Contained Aide (ASC)
Special Education Self Contained Aide (ASC)
Special Education Self Contained Aide (ASC)
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$28,717
$28,717
03/05/2020
2020 Summer Extended School Year Programs-Special Education Aides
2020 Summer Extended School Year Programs-Special Education Aides
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
$40,488
$40,488
03/01/2020
Idaho Falls School District 91
Idaho Falls School District 91
Temporary Special Education Aide (One-On-One)
Temporary Special Education Aide (One-On-One)
Temporary Special Education Aide (One-On-One)
02/20/2020
02/20/2020
$25,086
$25,086
02/20/2020
Fredericksburg Independent School District
Fredericksburg Independent School District
Educational Aide, Special Education/Life Skills/Self-Contained
Educational Aide, Special Education/Life Skills/Self-Contained
Educational Aide, Special Education/Life Skills/Self-Contained
02/12/2020
02/12/2020
$30,199
$30,199
02/12/2020
Special Education Aide
Special Education Aide
01/29/2020
01/29/2020
$32,724
$32,724
01/29/2020