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A National Snapshot of ESP Wages and How to Advocate for a Livable Wage

Get the data and resources to advocate for livable wages for education support professionals.

At a Glance

It’s no secret that ESPs are underpaid. Recent data shows that ESPs, on average, earn at least $10,000 below a basic living wage in every state of our country. Learn from NEA ESP Quality (ESPQ) and Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy (CBMA) staff who will discuss the new 2023 ESP Earnings Report data and share information on how to advocate for livable wages for ESPs.


  • Become an effective advocate for livable wages for ESPs
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Last Updated: July 2023


Session Length

1 hour

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