Behavior Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Behavior Specialist is $39,918 per year. A skill in Crisis Intervention is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,409 - $59,529
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MEDIAN: $39,918
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$11.68 - $28.12
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MEDIAN: $16.66
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,409 - $59,529  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $15,101  
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$26,044 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $33.14  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$297.99 - $15,101  
   
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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$26,044 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,487

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Key Stats for Behavior Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

▲31%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$38,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

Crisis Intervention
▲21%



▲2%

National Average
$38,000

Data Analysis
▼3%

Training
▼6%

Behavior Modification
▼11%

Case Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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