Behavioral Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$45,000
$31,000
$45,000
$66,000
Behavioral specialists in the United States make an average salary of $45,924 per year or $22.08 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $66,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island provide the highest behavioral specialist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Lynn, MA
$52,765
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Map of Behavioral Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Behavioral Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Behavioral Specialist Salary By Location

While a behavioral specialist can average a salary of $45,924 per year, or $22.08 per hour, there are many opportunities for behavioral specialists to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $64,367 per year. Other high-paying locations include Lynn, MA, Anchorage, AK and Mobile, AL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for behavioral specialists include California, Nevada and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.

Average Behavioral Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a behavioral specialist, working for Kaiser Permanente or Genesis HealthCare might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Shamrock and Atlanta Public Schools report highly competitive salaries for behavioral specialists.

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Average Behavioral Specialist Pay By Industry

The salary for a behavioral specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for behavioral specialists tend to be found in education, professional, and health care companies. In fact, behavioral specialists can make a yearly salary of $48,651 while working for education companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$48,651
$49k
Professional
Professional
$46,770
$47k
Health Care
Health Care
$45,988
$46k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$44,980
$45k

Behavioral Specialist Salary History

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Recently Added Behavioral Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Merakey
Merakey
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$64,822
$64,822
07/26/2020
Education Behavior Specialist (Intellectual and Development Disabilities)
Education Behavior Specialist (Intellectual and Development Disabilities)
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/26/2020
Merakey
Merakey
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
*Behavior Specialist Consultant*
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$64,822
$64,822
07/26/2020
Colorado State
Colorado State
Clinical Behavioral Specialist II
Clinical Behavioral Specialist II
Clinical Behavioral Specialist II
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$54,660
$54,660
07/26/2020
Aptiv (Formerly Riverfront Inc.)
Aptiv (Formerly Riverfront Inc.)
Junior Behavior Specialist/Technician-Community Based
Junior Behavior Specialist/Technician-Community Based
Junior Behavior Specialist/Technician-Community Based
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$30,000
$30,000
07/22/2020
Council Bluffs Community School District
Council Bluffs Community School District
Behavior Management Specialist
Behavior Management Specialist
Behavior Management Specialist
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$30,000
$30,000
07/21/2020
Elementary Behavioral Specialist
Elementary Behavioral Specialist
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$28,216
$28,216
07/15/2020
Bancroft Neurohealth
Bancroft Neurohealth
Behavior Specialist
Behavior Specialist
Behavior Specialist
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$60,000
$60,000
07/11/2020
Behavior Specialist
Behavior Specialist
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$60,000
$60,000
07/11/2020
Classroom Behavior Specialist
Classroom Behavior Specialist
07/03/2020
07/03/2020
$38,484
$38,484
07/03/2020