Average Behavior Therapist Hourly Pay

$16.75
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$198
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The average hourly pay for a Behavior Therapist is $16.75.
10%
$13.16
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$16.75
90%
$21.91
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$13 - $22
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What Do Behavior Therapists Do?

Behavior Therapist Tasks
  • Provide treatment to patients with techniques to modify and replace behaviors in a home, community, or clinic environment.
  • Evaluate and document patients' progress.
  • Devise appropriate and individual treatment plans to individuals or groups of patients.

Job Satisfaction for Behavior Therapist

3.8 out of 5
(150)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Behavior Therapist are from the companies The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Partners In Excellence and Center for Autism and Related Services. Reported salaries are highest at Autism Spectrum Consultants where the average pay is $21.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include California Psychcare and Behavior Intervention Services, earning around $17.49 and $17.00, respectively. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders pays the lowest at around $13.78. Center for Autism and Related Services and Partners In Excellence also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.00 and $16.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Behavior Therapists?

Skills in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Data Collection, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Data Analysis and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Behavior Therapists?

An entry-level Behavior Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.65 based on 136 salaries. An early career Behavior Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.79 based on 644 salaries. A mid-career Behavior Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.47 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Behavior Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.54 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Behavior Therapist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (16.4% less), Houston, Texas (10.2% less) and Sacramento, California (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 983 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
65.5%
Mid Career
13.6%
Experienced
5.1%
Late Career
1.9%