Behavior Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Behavior Specialist is $38,640 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. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Behavior Specialist Total Pay (?
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$27,435 - $54,619
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MEDIAN: $38,640
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Behavior Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.74 - $28.34
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,435 - $54,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
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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$24,957 - $56,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
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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$24,957 - $56,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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 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
$37,000
Los Angeles
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Buffalo
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

National Average
$37,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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