Behavior Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Behavior Specialist is $39,109 per year. A skill in Functional Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. 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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$28,007 - $55,380
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,108
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Behavior Specialist Salary (?
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$10.80 - $28.09
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,007 - $55,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
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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$25,555 - $56,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $28.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
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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$25,555 - $56,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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Job Description for Behavior Specialist

  • 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 Difference By Location

Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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Baltimore
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$38,000
Los Angeles
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Buffalo
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

National Average
$38,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%