An Applied Behavior Analyst earns an average wage of $16.34 per hour. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$29,233 - $67,947
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $45,000
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$12.49 - $71.50
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,233 - $67,947  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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$26,543 - $79,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $71.50  
   
Overtime
$20.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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$26,543 - $79,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Applied Behavior Analyst

Applied behavior analysts (ABA) work to help patients overcome mental and social disabilities. A bachelor’s degree in psychology, behavioral analysis, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree in addition to legal and professional certification, including an examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

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Applied Behavior Analyst 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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Experience Affects Applied Behavior Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 80%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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