Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary

The average Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Board Certified Behavior Analysts who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. The majority of Board Certified Behavior Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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MEDIAN: $56,318
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$17.50 - $74.27
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,144 - $73,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$2,381  
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$39,873 - $92,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
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Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $74.27  
   
Overtime
$24.64 - $68.51  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,381  
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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$39,873 - $92,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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

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

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Autism Home Support Services, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Centria, ACES, and Devereux Foundation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Board Certified Behavior Analysts. ACES leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $66K.

Popular Skills for Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Board Certified Behavior Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Applied Behavior analysis, Assessment, and Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Autism. Most people familiar with 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.


Board Certified Behavior Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $55K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $62K. For Board Certified Behavior Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,601

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Board Certified Behavior Analysts, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Board Certified Behavior Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Orlando (+9 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and Boston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

▲48%

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$59,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Childhood Education
▲14%

Applied Behavior analysis
▲8%


Assessment
▲4%




▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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