How much does a Behavior Specialist make?

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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$42,898 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,133 salaries

$31K

Low

$43K

Average

$60K

High

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The national average salary for Behavior Specialist is $42,898 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Behavior Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Behavior Specialist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Behavior Therapist$41,704 /yr
L3
Senior Behavior Therapist$45,495 /yr
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Intercare Therapy
3.7

Intercare Therapy

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $22
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$18

$22

$18 - $22 Range

Center for Social Dynamics
3.8

Center for Social Dynamics

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $16 - $24

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Behavior Specialist

$44,910

 /yr
Range: $31K - $66K

$31K

$66K

$31,257 - $65,503 Range

Seattle Community Care

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

Center for Social Dynamics
3.8

Center for Social Dynamics

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $24

$19

$24

$19 - $24 Range

Rogers Behavioral Health
3.4

Rogers Behavioral Health

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $25

$17

$25

$17 - $25 Range

Learning ARTS
3.1

Learning ARTS

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $16 - $33

$16

$33

$16 - $33 Range

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Cortica
4.1

Cortica

Behavior Specialist

$43,866

 /yr
Range: $42K - $48K

$42K

$48K

$41,777 - $48,043 Range

Community Services Group, Inc.
3.5

Community Services Group, Inc.

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $15 - $24

$15

$24

$15 - $24 Range

3.4

Quantum Behavioral Solutions

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $20 - $21

$20

$21

$20 - $21 Range

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
2.8

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $18 - $34

$18

$34

$18 - $34 Range

Familias First
3.1

Familias First

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $19 - $20

$19

$20

$19 - $20 Range

Achievement Behavioral Services
3.7

Achievement Behavioral Services

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $25 - $26

$25

$26

$25 - $26 Range

Merakey
3.1

Merakey

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $15 - $28

$15

$28

$15 - $28 Range

Behavior Frontiers
4

Behavior Frontiers

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $18 - $21

$18

$21

$18 - $21 Range

Eliot Community Human Services
3.7

Eliot Community Human Services

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

Children's Health Council
4

Children's Health Council

Behavior Specialist

$50,132

 /yr
Range: $50K - $56K

$50K

$56K

$50,132 - $56,096 Range

May Institute
3.2

May Institute

Behavior Specialist

$61,036

 /yr
Range: $27K - $76K

$27K

$76K

$27,103 - $75,500 Range

Hillside
3.1

Hillside

Behavior Specialist - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $12 - $18

$12

$18

$12 - $18 Range

New Story Schools
3.2

New Story Schools

Behavior Specialist

$35,510

 /yr
Range: $34K - $36K

$34K

$36K

$34,466 - $35,510 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Behavior Specialist salaries

The national average salary for a Behavior Specialist is $42,898 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Behavior Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Behavior Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Behavior Specialist in United States is $59,887 per year.

The lowest salary for a Behavior Specialist in United States is $30,728 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent behavior specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$21
hourly
A Registered Behavior Technician in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$13
hourly
A Behavior Technician in the Racine, WI Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Racine, WI Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A RBT - Registered Behavior Technician in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Registered Behavior Technician in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
An ABA Therapist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Registered Behavior Technician in the Lexington, KY Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Lexington, KY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$23
hourly
A RBT - Registered Behavior Technician in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$50
hourly
An ABA Therapist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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