Behavior Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Behavior Specialist is $39,918 per year. A skill in Crisis Intervention is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,480 - $59,613
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MEDIAN: $40,362
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$11.92 - $27.11
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MEDIAN: $16.76
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$0$59K
Salary $29,480 - $59,613
Bonus $126.71 - $14,795
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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$26,602 - $58,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 371
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $27.11
Overtime $14.09 - $32.81
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $126.71 - $14,795
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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$26,602 - $58,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 349

Job Description for Behavior Specialist

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Behavior Specialist


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Popular Skills for Behavior Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Behavior Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavior Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 375 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavior Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Behavior Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 127 salaries. A Behavior Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,963

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

Behavior Specialist Reviews

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

Behavior Specialist in Atlanta:
"It's a wonderful job!"
Pros: Interacting with the kids!
Cons:

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Key Stats for Behavior Specialist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Behavior Specialist Salaries

▲29%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$39,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Behavior Specialist Salaries

Crisis Intervention
▲19%


▲1%


National Average
$39,000

Data Analysis
▼5%

Training
▼7%

Behavior Modification
▼12%

Case Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%