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Applied Behavior Analyst Salary

The average Applied Behavior Analyst in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Applied Behavior Analysts. About one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Applied Behavior Analysts survey respondents are women (77 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,769 - $69,852
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,705
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$11.97 - $72.52
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$12
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,769 - $69,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
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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$28,797 - $106,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $72.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
   
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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$28,797 - $106,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%
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