Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, one-half of Board Certified Behavior Analysts report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $57,144 per year on average. Pay starts at $38,706 and can approach $91,939 per year on the higher side. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about a quarter lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Board Certified Behavior Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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  
   
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$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  
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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  
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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. Salaries increase to $60K from around $53K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $71K. As Board Certified Behavior Analysts reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $77K. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. 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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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, 31 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Atlanta, top-paying markets where Board Certified Behavior Analysts rake in more than the national norm (+24 percent, +18 percent, +9 percent, and +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
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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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