Behavior Analyst Salary

According to data on Clinical and Counseling Psychologists (which includes Applied Behavior Science Specialists) from O*NET, the average salary for a behavior analyst is $82,510. Salaries can vary significantly in this profession. While not every state requires BCBA certification, it is a credential that can provide workers with a competitive advantage and increased salary. More and more states are requiring this credential in order to practice as a BCBA.

Behavior Analyst Salary by State

BCBA salary varies by state, with the potential to make upwards of $80,000 per year depending on where you are located. Having the BCBA credential makes you more marketable to companies. Here are the salary ranges for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists (which includes Applied Behavior Science Specialists) by state, according to the O*NET.

State Average Salary
Alabama $62,520
Alaska $81,600
Arizona $77,450
Arkansas $62,540
California $126,470
Colorado $81,940
Connecticut $104940
Delaware $94,570
Florida $70,320
Georgia $62,460
Hawaii $101,310
Idaho $62,410
Illinois $82,510
Indiana $65,250
Iowa $88,330
Kansas $75,410
Kentucky $77,190
Louisiana $93,750
Maine $75,670
Maryland $82,710
Massachusetts $80,840
Michigan $66,180
Minnesota $98,050
Mississippi $64,430
Missouri $63,580
Montana $81,590
Nebraska $81,570
Nevada $94,480
New Hampshire $94,570
New Jersey $119,670
New Mexico $98,030
New York $104,070
North Carolina $81,700
North Dakota $101,910
Ohio $98,030
Oklahoma $59,710
Oregon $119,180
Pennsylvania $69,930
Rhode Island $98,680
South Carolina $78,930
South Dakota $94,050
Tennessee $98,030
Texas $78,000
Utah $79,510
Vermont $62,260
Virginia $83,080
Washington $97,140
West Virginia $50,350
Wisconsin $78,810
Wyoming $62,070

Page last updated July, 2022.

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