For Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills, yearly average wages total $43K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Female Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,772 - $62,535
$35K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,813
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$12.00 - $35.96
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MEDIAN: $19.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,772 - $62,535  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$30,286 - $65,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $35.96  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $32.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,007 - $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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$30,286 - $65,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist

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


For Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $44K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Behavior Specialists with Functional Analysis skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Key Stats for Behavior Specialist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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