Behavior Therapist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Behavior Therapist is $15.75 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Behavior Therapist Total Pay (?
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$27,171 - $51,102
(Median)
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35K
48K
MEDIAN: $35,210
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Behavior Therapist Total Pay (?
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$12.40 - $21.02
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,171 - $51,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Total Pay (?
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$26,235 - $48,806  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $21.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$26,235 - $48,806  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Job Description for Behavior Therapist
Behavior therapists work in clinics and assist with the treatment of various mental disorders using behavioral techniques. They may work with different types of clients, but individuals this position often deal with children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Behavior therapists may also be found in schools and substance abuse clinics, where they use behavioral therapies to help people find alternatives and strategies for dealing with substance abuse. Individuals in this position may work with a client one on one; however, they often also work with the patient’s family members to help the family members learn how to best interact with the client and support their growth.
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Behavior Therapist Tasks
  • Devise appropriate and individual treatment plans to individuals or groups of patients.
  • Evaluate and document patients' progress.
  • Provide treatment to patients with techniques to modify and replace behaviors in a home, community, or clinic environment.

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San Jose
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$34,000
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Experience Affects Behavior Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Behavior Therapist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 3%
National Average
$34,000
Applied Behavior analysis
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 42%
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