An average Applied Behavior Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.60 per hour. Most Applied Behavior Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. The vast majority of Applied Behavior Analysts (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,087 - $72,571
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$12.82 - $51.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,087 - $72,571  
   
Bonus
$5,896  
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$27,142 - $80,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $51.06  
   
Overtime
$20.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,896  
   
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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$27,142 - $80,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

  • Perform behavioral analysis assessments and evaluations of patients.
  • Record objectives of planned intervention and maintain patients progress and behaviors.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Applied Behavior Analyst

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
060
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Applied Behavior Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 49%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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