The average salary for a Behavior Analyst is $52,533 per year. A skill in Training Program Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Behavior Analyst Total Pay (?
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$36,066 - $74,441
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MEDIAN: $52,532
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Behavior Analyst Total Pay (?
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$15.25 - $64.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,066 - $74,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Total Pay (?
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$35,377 - $93,157  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $64.46  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
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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$35,377 - $93,157  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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Job Description for Behavior Analyst
Behavior analysts teach support professionals, teachers, and parents how to implement behavior support plans, skills, and procedures. They instruct others on how to collect data and create a therapeutic environment. They write reports and curricula, as well as implement plans to better teach support programs. Additionally, the behavior analyst must stay aware of new training and teaching techniques, as well as how clients can implement those techniques. The behavior analyst generally works during regular business hours. However, there may be times when the analyst needs to work overtime or be on call in case of emergencies.
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Behavior Analyst Tasks
  • Design, implement and support education and behavioral programs.
  • Participate in the assessment and data analysis of behavioral programs.
  • Assist with intervention and therapeutic program evaluations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
Seattle
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Boston
up arrow 7%
Tampa
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National Average
$54,000
Orlando
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Behavior Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Behavior Analyst Salaries

Autism
up arrow 1%
National Average
$54,000
Program Management
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 130 votes.
Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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