A teaching paraprofessional has earned an average of $25,270 per year as of May of 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that year the highest-paid 10 percent earned over $36,560, and the lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $17,090 per year.
Elementary and secondary schools are the largest employers of teaching paraprofessionals, whose job it is to assist teachers in providing instruction to students. They typically are not licensed to teach alone.
Becoming a teaching paraprofessional often requires only a high school diploma. Some districts require an associate degree. Opportunities in this field are anticipated to grow 15 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the Houston Chronicle.