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Average Behavior Specialist Hourly Pay

$17.52
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,011
Bonus
$250
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The average hourly pay for a Behavior Specialist is $17.52.
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$12.53
MEDIAN
$17.52
90%
$28.98
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $29
Bonus
$63 - $5,650
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$0 - $250
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$28,875 - $60,769
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What Do Behavior Specialists Do?

Behavior Specialist Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Behavior Specialist

4 out of 5
(135)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Behavior Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Behavior Specialist are from the companies Rogers Memorial Hospital.Reported salaries are highest at Rogers Memorial Hospital where the average pay is $17.13. Rogers Memorial Hospital pays the lowest at around $17.13.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Behavior Specialists?

Skills in Counseling, Functional Analysis and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education and Crisis Intervention.

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 $15.96 based on 58 salaries. An early career Behavior Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.03 based on 424 salaries. A mid-career Behavior Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.46 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Behavior Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.42 based on 214 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Behavior Specialist in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 112.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana (40.2% more) and New York, New York (33.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (32.1% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.0% less) and Rochester, New York (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 980 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
43.3%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
6.7%