Board Certified Behavior Analyst Salary

Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Board Certified Behavior Analysts are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,070 - $74,281
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$39K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,018
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$19.49 - $72.99
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,070 - $74,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
Profit Sharing
$5,120  
Total Pay (?
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$39,436 - $93,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 989
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Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $72.99  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $54.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,120  
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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$39,436 - $93,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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, facility with Assessment, Childhood Education, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 16 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Applied Behavior analysis, Training Program Development, and Program Development. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Autism.

Pay by Experience Level for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Board Certified Behavior Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,841

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

Home to some of the best pay for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Orlando offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Board Certified Behavior Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+28 percent), Orange (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Sacramento (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin.

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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

Assessment
up arrow 23%

Childhood Education
up arrow 16%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 4%

Functional Analysis
up arrow 2%

Autism
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$58,000

Program Development
up arrow 4%

Training Program Development
up arrow 7%

Applied Behavior analysis
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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