Updated August 18, 2021
Average Behavior Analyst Salary
$64,000 yearly
$31.04 hourly

Entry level Salary
$47,000 yearly
$47,000
10 %
$64,000
Median
$87,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$87,000
$7,250
$42
75th Percentile
$75,000
$6,250
$36
Average
$64,562
$5,380
$31
25th Percentile
$54,000
$4,500
$26
10th Percentile
$47,000
$3,917
$23

Average Behavior Analyst Salary By State

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Behavior Analyst average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$72,599
$34.90
Alaska
$69,689
$33.50
Arizona
$51,740
$24.88
Arkansas
$60,566
$29.12
California
$71,580
$34.41
Colorado
$63,130
$30.35
Connecticut
$78,466
$37.72
Delaware
$79,909
$38.42
District of Columbia
$78,635
$37.81
Florida
$60,373
$29.03
Georgia
$65,245
$31.37
Hawaii
$53,510
$25.73
Idaho
$53,742
$25.84
Illinois
$62,563
$30.08
Indiana
$59,390
$28.55
Iowa
$64,801
$31.15
Kansas
$62,676
$30.13
Kentucky
$66,086
$31.77
Louisiana
$62,093
$29.85
Maine
$57,121
$27.46
Maryland
$70,973
$34.12
Massachusetts
$69,555
$33.44
Michigan
$62,122
$29.87
Minnesota
$56,561
$27.19
Mississippi
$73,088
$35.14
Missouri
$59,004
$28.37
Montana
$49,318
$23.71
Nebraska
$54,877
$26.38
Nevada
$71,017
$34.14
New Hampshire
$73,599
$35.38
New Jersey
$70,202
$33.75
New Mexico
$59,883
$28.79
New York
$80,250
$38.58
North Carolina
$54,519
$26.21
North Dakota
$59,937
$28.82
Ohio
$60,297
$28.99
Oklahoma
$56,583
$27.20
Oregon
$59,938
$28.82
Pennsylvania
$64,140
$30.84
Rhode Island
$77,805
$37.41
South Carolina
$57,615
$27.70
South Dakota
$56,051
$26.95
Tennessee
$66,185
$31.82
Texas
$66,235
$31.84
Utah
$60,131
$28.91
Vermont
$63,450
$30.50
Virginia
$73,902
$35.53
Washington
$58,550
$28.15
West Virginia
$68,564
$32.96
Wisconsin
$61,368
$29.50
Wyoming
$57,686
$27.73

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Highest Paying Cities For Behavior Analyst

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$80,822
$38.86
San Francisco, CA
$77,435
$37.23
Virginia Beach, VA
$74,083
$35.62
Towson, MD
$71,174
$34.22
Needham, MA
$69,702
$33.51
Houston, TX
$66,544
$31.99

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How much does a Behavior Analyst make?

  • The average behavior analyst makes $64,562 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a behavior analyst is $31.04.
  • The average entry-level behavior analyst salary is $47,000.
  • Highest paying states for behavior analyst are New York ($80,250), Delaware ($79,909), Connecticut ($80,250) and Rhode Island ($80,250).
  • Highest paying cities for behavior analyst are New York, NY ($80,822), San Francisco, CA, Virginia Beach, VA, Towson, MD and Needham, MA.
  • Behavior analysts on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $87,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $75,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $54,000
  • Industries with the highest behavior analyst salaries are government, health care and retail.

Average Behavior Analyst Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $64,600
    $31.04
    +2.4%
    2020
    $63,000
    $30.28
    +1.9%
    2019
    $61,800
    $29.70
    +2.7%
    2018
    $60,100
    $28.91
    +1.8%
    2017
    $59,100
    $28.40
    +1.7%

    How Much Do Behavior Analysts Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a behavior analyst can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for behavior analysts tend to be found in government, health care, and retail companies. In fact, behavior analysts can make a yearly salary of $69,385 while working for government companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Behavior Analyst SalaryBehavior Analyst Salary Range
    1Government
    $69,385
    $50k
    $77k
    2Health Care
    $66,788
    $50k
    $77k
    3Retail
    $64,759
    $50k
    $77k
    4Non Profits
    $59,080
    $50k
    $77k
    5Education
    $56,138
    $50k
    $77k

    High Paying Behavior Analyst Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Program Counselor

    Avg. salary: $36,325

    A Program Counselor is an essential part of a school's faculty. It's the counselor's responsibility to ensure that students are benefiting from the school's educational curriculum. This person is also tasked to help students resolve issues and problems that may hinder any educational progress. They are also part of the disciplinary team intended to instill good morals, ethics, and decency in students. The Program Counselor is one of the teacher or professor who has expertise or has a high educational degree in a particular subject or field.
    101,121 Program Counselor Jobs
    Family Counselor

    Avg. salary: $36,102

    A Family Counselor treats married couples or family members in order to help them overcome mental or emotional problems. They provide effective treatment measures to help the family members resolve their issues.
    74,490 Family Counselor Jobs
    Community Health Counselor

    Avg. salary: $38,101

    A community health counselor typically provides health and welfare support to the disadvantaged members of a community. Their responsibilities revolve around devising strategies to reach out to community members, coordinating with schools and other institutions, and building positive relationships with the communities that they serve. They may also provide counseling sessions to individuals of all ages, conduct observations and assessments, perform interventions, and identify any signs of abuse or neglect, reporting to the authorities right away. Furthermore, they may refer families or individuals to other social services unit if necessary.
    83,821 Community Health Counselor Jobs
    Social Worker

    Avg. salary: $51,178

    Social workers help their clients get through problems that they may be facing. Social workers help identify individuals or groups of people, usually families, who may need assistance, generally through a set of pre-determined criteria. They then determine the best ways to help their clients by interviewing them, getting to know them, and understanding the context of their lives. They create plans that will help their clients become better, such as integrating into a new environment, assisting them in their needs, or even rescuing them from their current place. Social workers have good interpersonal skills and communication skills.
    63,110 Social Worker Jobs
    Licensed Social Worker

    Avg. salary: $55,840

    Licensed Social Workers are duly and legally recognized to carry out activities related to social work. They identify individuals or groups of people in need and assess what kind of help they require. They may assist these people in connecting to agencies that would cater to their needs. Licensed Social Workers also help people cope with their challenges. They are responsible for crafting treatment plans or well-being improvement plans for the individuals they help. They may also be called on during times of crisis to provide emotional support to the individuals involved.
    69,924 Licensed Social Worker Jobs
    Case Worker

    Avg. salary: $39,319

    Caseworkers are social workers who watch over the welfare of underprivileged individuals and at-risk families by counseling and providing them with assistance. Usually employed under the government or a local non-profit organization, a caseworker must conduct a thorough interview and house visits to determine the needs of the family. They then refer them to any programs or agencies that can give them the specific care and help needed. Furthermore, it is crucial to identify neglect and abuse signs, reporting them to the authorities right away.
    86,158 Case Worker Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Program Counselor
    $36,325
    $3,027
    $17.46
    101,121
    Family Counselor
    $36,103
    $3,009
    $17.36
    74,490
    Community Health Counselor
    $38,102
    $3,175
    $18.32
    83,821
    Social Worker
    $51,178
    $4,265
    $24.61
    63,110
    Licensed Social Worker
    $55,840
    $4,653
    $26.85
    69,924
    Case Worker
    $39,319
    $3,277
    $18.90
    86,158
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    Recently Added Behavior Analyst Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Circle Care Services
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba)
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    Piscataway, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $85,000
    08/31/2021
    Learn Behavioral
    Behavior Analyst-Bcba !
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    West Bend, WI
    08/31/2021
    $70,000
    08/31/2021
    Chrysalis Utah LLC
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba)
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba)
    Logan, UT
    08/29/2021
    $60,000
    08/29/2021
    State of North Carolina
    Behavior Analyst
    Behavior Analyst
    Morganton, NC
    08/29/2021
    $46,203
    08/29/2021
    Civitas Health Services
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba or Bcaba)
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba or Bcaba)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    08/28/2021
    $52,250
    08/28/2021
    Littlestar ABA Therapy
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Bcba
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Bcba
    Bloomington, IN
    08/27/2021
    $60,000
    08/27/2021
    State of Michigan
    Behavior Analyst 9-P11 Caro
    Behavior Analyst 9-P11 Caro
    Caro, MI
    08/20/2021
    $49,317
    08/20/2021
    Firefly Autism
    Bcba-Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    Bcba-Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    Lakewood, CO
    08/12/2021
    $65,000
    08/12/2021
    Autism Home Support Services
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst-10K
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst-10K
    Westminster, CO
    08/10/2021
    $65,000
    08/10/2021
    Woodfords Family Services
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba)-Clinical Position
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Bcba)-Clinical Position
    Augusta, ME
    08/07/2021
    $55,000
    08/07/2021

    Average Behavior Analyst Salary by Demographic

    Behavior Analyst Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $65,230
    female-income
    Female Income
    $65,279
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$65,230
    Female$65,279
    Median Behavior Analyst Income by Race
    Asian behavior analysts have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american behavior analysts have the lowest average salary at $62,840.
    $70,000
    $56,000
    $42,000
    $28,000
    $14,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$64,996
    Black or African American$62,840
    Asian$67,177
    Hispanic or Latino$64,896
    Average Behavior Analyst Salary by Education Level
    Behavior analysts with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $93,739 annually. With a Masters degree, behavior analysts earn a median annual income of $75,664 compared to $65,279 for behavior analysts with an Bachelors degree.
    $95,000
    $76,000
    $57,000
    $38,000
    $19,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$75,664
    Bachelor's Degree$65,279
    Doctorate Degree$93,739