Average Behavior Specialist Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Behavior Specialist is $20.74 in 2024

Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
$87 - $4k
Total Pay
$34k - $68k
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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.
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How do Behavior Specialists Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 34 responses, the job of Behavior Specialist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.68 out of 5. On average, Behavior Specialists are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Behavior Specialists

What is the highest pay for Behavior Specialists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Behavior Specialist is $32.19 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Behavior Specialists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Behavior Specialist is $15.23 / hour

How can Behavior Specialists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Behavior Specialist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Behavior Specialist that oversees more junior Behavior Specialists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.