Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary

Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,133 - $73,805

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$19.80 - $70.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,133 - $73,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,015  
Profit Sharing
$4,880 - $15,345  
Total Pay (?
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$39,627 - $91,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 738
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $70.28  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $54.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,015  
   
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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$39,627 - $91,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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


Board Certified Behavior Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Clinical Supervision, Functional Analysis, and Autism are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Program Development. The majority of those 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. Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $54K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Board Certified Behavior Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, San Luis Obispo offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Board Certified Behavior Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+28 percent), Orange (+23 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Irvine and Houston (8 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 15%

Functional Analysis
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Autism
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Program Development
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 3%

Training Program Development
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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