Applied Behavior Analyst Salary

The average Applied Behavior Analyst in the United States earns approximately $16.14 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around two in five. Female Applied Behavior Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,783 - $69,038
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MEDIAN: $49,517
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$12.75 - $29.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,783 - $69,038  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,952 - $64,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $29.10  
   
Overtime
$20.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$26,952 - $64,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Applied Behavior Analyst Salaries

Experienced
▲54%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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