Pay for Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills sits in the ballpark of $42K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Work is enjoyable for Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,414 - $61,677
(Median)
$34K
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$62K
MEDIAN: $42,407
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$11.74 - $36.91
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$12
$19
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,414 - $61,677  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $11,920  
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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$30,263 - $69,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $36.91  
   
Overtime
$23.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.67 - $11,920  
   
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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$30,263 - $69,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $44K on average. Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $49K.

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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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