Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries are typically $34K, which grows to $41K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $42K. For Behavior Specialists, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.