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Behavior Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Behavior Specialist is $39,505 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 the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Behavior Specialist Salary (?
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$28,554 - $55,571
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Behavior Specialist Salary (?
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$11.59 - $29.75
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$28,554 - $55,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
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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$26,322 - $57,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.66  
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$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$26,322 - $57,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Seattle
up arrow 31%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 7%
Baltimore
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Los Angeles
0%
National Average
$39,000
Buffalo
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%
Counseling
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%