Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Behavior Specialist is $17.89
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialists?
An entry-level Behavior Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.62 based on 35 salaries. An early career Behavior Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.51 based on 284 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Behavior Specialists Do?
The position of a behavior specialist is employed mainly by healthcare industry companies such as hospitals and assisted living facilities. Many companies are searching for applicants with at least a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, though a Master's degree is more preferable. Employers also commonly prefer those with at least a year of experience in behavior programming, or a similar role such as behavior intervention.
Some companies prefer applicants who are licensed by the Board of …Read more
- Manage cases and devise behavioral plans for special education students or individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Assess individuals, collect data, and write plans including Individualized Education Programs if in an educational environmental with supervisors and psychologist(s).
- Collect, review, and analyze behavior trends and progress.