Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary

For Board Certified Behavior Analysts, annual average wages total $55K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Board Certified Behavior Analysts who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Job satisfaction for Board Certified Behavior Analysts is high. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,066 - $73,828
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$39K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,036
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$19.72 - $71.06
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,066 - $73,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,026  
Profit Sharing
$4,880 - $15,345  
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$39,543 - $91,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 715
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$19.72 - $71.06  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $54.43  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880 - $15,345  
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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$39,543 - $91,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Job Description for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

A board certified behavior analyst is responsible for creating plans to help children, teens, and adults with behavioral issues, mental health issues, and/or developmental disabilities. These analysts develop treatment plans with clients (and their loved ones, as needed); they then work with the patient to implement this plan, monitor clients' progress, and revise the plan as needed. This analyst also performs behavioral assessments and creates programming for their organization.

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Board Certified Behavior Analyst Tasks

  • Design, implement and support education and behavioral programs.
  • Participate in the assessment and data analysis of behavioral programs.
  • Assist with intervention and therapeutic program evaluations.

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Popular Skills for Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Survey results show that Board Certified Behavior Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Clinical Supervision, Functional Analysis, and Autism are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training Program Development and Training. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Autism.

Pay by Experience Level for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $54K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Board Certified Behavior Analysts, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Board Certified Behavior Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Orange (+23 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (16 percent lower) and Irvine (10 percent lower).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst?

Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Shreveport:
Pros: Amazing work. I can go to bed each night knowing that I have done something with my day to make a child's world a better place.
Cons: The hardest, yet most important part is getting parents of children on board with ABA therapy.

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Experience Affects Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Childhood Education
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Clinical Supervision
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Functional Analysis
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National Average
$58,000

Data Analysis
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Autism
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Program Development
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Training
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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