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Average BCBA Salaries in 2023 (Best States & Cities)

 

The average BCBA salary in the US is $75,784/year or $35.39/hour. The average entry level salary is $51,000/year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average BCBA Salary By State

We've compiled data from ZipRecruiter's salary estimates, trends, and histograms which are derived from employer job postings and third party data sources. If you're wondering how much does a behavior analyst make, you've come to the right place.

The average annual salary for a BCBA in the United States is $75,784 per year. That works out to be approximately $36.43 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,457/week or $6,315/month. BCBAs have the potential to earn significantly more, depending on their exact position. For example, clinical or center directors who are BCBAs report earnings of between $80,000 to $90,000 per year. Behavior analysts who have their own private practice have the potential to earn more than $100,000 per year. They can make more than $145,000 per year in high-demand areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much a board-certified behavior analyst earns varies greatly by state and city. Also, the BCBA's work experience and geographic location greatly influences how much they earn. Another factor that influences salary is a BCBAs work setting, such as if they work in private practice, schools, or nonprofit organizations.

The job outlook for behavior analysts is strong, as the demand for behavioral therapy services across the U.S. continues to grow. BCBAs implement applied behavior therapy, which is widely accepted as the gold-standard treatment for autism.

Top 50 Highest Paying States For BCBAs In The U.S.

 

According to ZipRecruiter, there are seven states where the typical salary for a BCBA job is greater than the national average. Below is a list of the top 50 highest paying states for BCBA jobs in the U.S.

  1. New Jersey

  2. Tennessee

  3. Massachusetts

  4. Hawaii

  5. Minnesota

  6. Nevada

  7. Connecticut

  8. Washington

  9. Rhode Island

  10. New York

  11. Alaska

  12. Oregon

  13. Wisconsin

  14. North Dakota

  15. Ohio

  16. Utah

  17. Iowa

  18. Maryland

  19. New Mexico

  20. New Hampshire

  21. South Dakota

  22. Virginia

  23. California

  24. Vermont

  25. Idaho

  26. Nebraska

  27. Delaware

  28. Colorado

  29. Kansas

  30. South Carolina

  31. Arizona

  32. Arkansas

  33. Wyoming

  34. Mississippi

  35. Maine

  36. Montana

  37. Oklahoma

  38. Indiana

  39. Kentucky

  40. Michigan

  41. West Virginia

  42. Illinois

  43. Louisiana

  44. Pennsylvania

  45. Missouri

  46. Texas

  47. Alabama

  48. Florida

  49. North Carolina

  50. Georgia

How Much Do BCBAs Make?

How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Year?

The average BCBA salary in the US is $75,784/year. The average entry level salary is $51,000/year.

 

How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Month?

 

On average, BCBA jobs pay $6,315 per month in the U.S.

 

How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Week?

 

On average, BCBA jobs pay $1,457 per week in the U.S.

 

How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Hour?

 

On average, BCBAs make $36 per hour in the U.S.

 

Top 10 Highest Paid Cities For BCBAs

 

 

 

Top 5 Best Paying Related BCBA Jobs in the U.S.

 

 

 

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References

  1. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/BCBA-Salary

  2. https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/applied-behavior-analysis-salary-ranges

  3. https://www.talent.com/salary?job=bcba

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Average BCBA salary in united states, state by state
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