PARITY NOT POVERTY!
Brookline Paraprofessionals (educators who work directly with Brookline students – especially special needs students) are terribly underpaid BY ANY MEASURE.
THE BOTTOM IS HORRIBLY LOW
Starting pay for a FULL TIME PARA working 6 hours a day for a complete school year is $16,908 per year.
Brookline’s Living Wage for a full time employee $28,517.
THE TOP IS HORRIBLY LOW
The top pay for a FULL TIME PARA with a college degree and 8 years of experience is $22,884 per year.
That’s not enough to live on.
NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES ARE MUCH, MUCH BETTER.
- Starting pay in Brookline is $3,256 a year worse than in neighboring Newton.
- Starting pay in Brookline is $4,545 a year worse than in neighboring Boston.
- Top pay in Brookline is $18,212 a year worse than in neighboring Newton.
- Top pay in Brookline is $7,251 a year worse than in neighboring Boston.
Every way you measure it, Brookline horribly underpays its paraprofessionals.
Stand against this unfairness.
Stand with the Brookline Educators Union in demanding a fair wage for paraprofessionals.