Applied Behavior Analyst Salary (United States)

A typical Applied Behavior Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52,816 annually. Pay begins at $31,033 on the low end and climbs to $107,452 per year near the top. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Applied Behavior Analysts are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Applied Behavior Analysts. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Applied Behavior Analyst Salary (?
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$31,995 - $68,945
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MEDIAN: $50,645
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Applied Behavior Analyst Salary (?
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$12.33 - $76.35
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$31,995 - $68,945  
   
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$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
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$31,033 - $107,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
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$12.33 - $76.35  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
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$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$31,033 - $107,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Applied Behavior Analyst

  • 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 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 33%
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