Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary (United States)

50 percent of Board Certified Behavior Analysts report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $57,144 per year on average. Pay generally spreads from $38,706 to $91,939 per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession—24 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Board Certified Behavior Analysts is high. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary (?
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$37,765 - $75,547
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MEDIAN: $54,246
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Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary (?
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$19.58 - $75.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,765 - $75,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$38,706 - $91,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $75.13  
   
Overtime
$30.50 - $52.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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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$38,706 - $91,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Board Certified Behavior Analysts, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $53K to $60K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $71K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Board Certified Behavior Analysts encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $77K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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Boston
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Seattle
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National Average
$57,000
Houston
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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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Board Certified Behavior Analysts will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Board Certified Behavior Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Autism
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Functional Analysis
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$57,000
Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 24%
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