Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Salary (United States)

An Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist earns an average wage of $15.58 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Total Pay (?
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$24,405 - $51,934
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MEDIAN: $35,799
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Total Pay (?
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$12.13 - $23.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,405 - $51,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,498  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,188 - $50,846  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $23.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,498  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,188 - $50,846  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,189
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Job Description for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapists are primarily responsible for the care and treatment of children with autism. They often provide care in a one-on-one situation, analyzing a child’s specific needs and developing and implementing therapies to address those issues. A variety of speech and language therapies may be used to improve verbal and communication skills. Once communication is established, social skills, cooperation, and common daily activities are addressed. Applied behavior analysis therapists work closely with the families of children with autism to teach them methods of assisting the child in developing life skills. They careful track and analyze the child’s progress and continually inform their board certified behavior consultant (BCBA) manager about the effectiveness of current treatment.
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Tasks
  • Treat patients based on defined interventions, consult with physicians regarding patient status and progress.
  • Maintain updated knowledge on instruction of ABA, behavior management, and techniques applicable to the patient population.
  • Perform behavioral analysis assessments and evaluations of patients.
  • Record objectives of planned intervention and maintain patients progress and behaviors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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San Francisco
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San Jose
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San Diego
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National Average
$33,000
Philadelphia
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Indianapolis
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Dallas
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Columbia
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Houston
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Greenville
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Reviews

What is it like working as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist in Greenville:
"Work Flexibility, Good Work Relationship With Other Employees."
Pros: I enjoy working with the children and helping them better themselves as individuals.
Cons: The least that I like about my job is the salary.

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Experience Affects Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$33,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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