The average pay for a Behavior Specialist is $38,594 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Functional Analysis and Counseling. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Behavior Specialist Total Pay (?
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$26,507 - $54,459
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MEDIAN: $38,594
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Behavior Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.60 - $26.58
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,507 - $54,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
Total Pay (?
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$24,528 - $55,018  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $26.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
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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$24,528 - $55,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Albany
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$36,000
Los Angeles
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Buffalo
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 12%
National Average
$36,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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