$56,230
Avg. Salary
$26.43
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Behavior Analyst is $26.43 per hour.

The average pay for a Behavior Analyst is $56,230 per year.

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$62.60
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MEDIAN $26.43
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MEDIAN $56,230
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$0$90K
Salary $39,014 - $76,873
Bonus $0.00 - $9,589
Total Pay (?
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$34,605 - $90,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 960
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $14.47 - $62.60
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $16.53 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,589
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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$34,605 - $90,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 389

Job Description for Behavior Analyst

Behavior analysts teach support professionals, teachers, and parents how to implement behavior support plans, skills, and procedures. They instruct others on how to collect data and create a therapeutic environment. They write reports and curricula, as well as implement plans to better teach support programs. Additionally, the behavior analyst must stay aware of new training and teaching techniques, as well as how clients can implement those techniques. The behavior analyst generally works during regular business hours. However, there may be times when the analyst needs to work overtime or be on call in case of emergencies.

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Behavior Analyst Tasks

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

Behavior Analyst Pay By Employer

$0$49K

$47,019

Common Career Paths for Behavior Analyst


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Behavior Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Behavior Analyst


Survey results suggest that Behavior Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Assessment, BCBA, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. For most people, competency in Functional Analysis indicates knowledge of Autism.

Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Behavior Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavior Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 438 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavior Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 255 salaries. An experienced Behavior Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 139 salaries. A Behavior Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

17%

14%

-19%

National Average: $56,579

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

With a pay rate for Behavior Analysts that is 41 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Behavior Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+7 percent), and San Diego (+1 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Behavior Analysts is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

Behavior Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Behavior Analyst?

Behavior Analyst in Monticello:
Pros: Great job, cutting edge treatment, opportunities for advancement.
Cons: One way to travel from home and a comsiderable amount of travel after I get to my work location.

Behavior Analyst in Evansville:
"Certification."
Get your BCBA.

Behavior Analyst in San Francisco:
"Challenging And Rewarding."
Pros: There is a great need for a better understanding about how human behavior effects student motivation to learn and acquire knowledge as well as how to maintain appropriate social behaviors in the school setting. Applied behavior analysis provides tools to assist in this research and provides ways to develop effective strategies for teaching and training. I enjoy participating in research in the applied setting and experiencing first hand the successful application of the principles of behavior in the support of student programming.
Cons: Working in an environment serving students with moderate to severe disabilities is an incredibly challenging job that requires a behaviorist to develop expertise in all disabilities that effect learning. Developing individualized interventions for students with Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Developmental Disabilities, Conduct Disorders etc takes years of experience. So "learning on the job" and reading scholarly articles in my spare time can sometimes leave me feeling inadequately informed.

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Key Stats for Behavior Analyst

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Behavior Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Behavior Analyst Salaries

Assessment
▲54%

BCBA
▲10%






National Average
$57,000

▼1%

Training
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%