The average salary for a Behavior Specialist is $39,961 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$29,760 - $59,415
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,760 - $59,415  
   
Bonus
$124.16 - $12,080  
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$26,306 - $60,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 321
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$11.58 - $30.94  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $30.30  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$124.16 - $12,080  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,306 - $60,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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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

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

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Key Stats for Behavior Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries


Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$39,000

Training
up arrow 4%

Behavior Modification
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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