Behavior Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Behavior Specialist is $39,604 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Analysis and Functional Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,336 - $56,955
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $39,604
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$11.89 - $31.33
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$31
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,336 - $56,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$26,632 - $60,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $31.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$26,632 - $60,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Behavior Specialist

The position of a behavior specialist is employed mainly by healthcare industry companies such as hospitals and assisted living facilities. Many companies are searching for applicants with at least a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, though a Master's degree is more preferable. Employers also commonly prefer those with at least a year of experience in behavior programming, or a similar role such as behavior intervention.

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Behavior Specialist Tasks

  • Assess individuals, collect data, and write plans including Individualized Education Programs if in an educational environmental with supervisors and psychologist(s)
  • Collect, review, and analyze behavior trends and progress.
  • Manage cases and devise behavioral plans for special education students or individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
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National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%


Counseling
0%

National Average
$39,000

Childhood Education
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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