Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K per year. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. For the most part, Board Certified Behavior Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,832 - $73,680
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MEDIAN: $55,839
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$18.06 - $74.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,832 - $73,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
Total Pay (?
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$39,738 - $95,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,090
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.06 - $74.11  
   
Overtime
$24.47 - $69.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$39,738 - $95,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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, Assessment, Applied Behavior analysis, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $55K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $63K on average. On average, Board Certified Behavior Analysts make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,486

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Board Certified Behavior Analysts will find that Miami offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Board Certified Behavior Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Orange (+21 percent), New York (+16 percent), Orlando (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salaries

Childhood Education
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Assessment
up arrow 14%

Applied Behavior analysis
up arrow 9%

Clinical Supervision
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Training Program Development
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Functional Analysis
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Data Analysis
0%

Training
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Program Development
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National Average
$58,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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