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How Much Do ABA Therapists Make In New Mexico?

Find the average ABA therapist salary in New Mexico for BCBAs and RBTs.

steven zauderer
Steven Zauderer
September 15, 2023
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How Much Do ABA Therapists Make In New Mexico?

ABA, or Applied Behavior Analyst, therapists in New Mexico earn on average $36,794 a year.

ABA, or Applied Behavior Analyst, therapists in New Mexico earn on average $36,794 a year.

This salary is less than the national average ABA therapist salary of $46,301 a year. Still, the New Mexico average ABT therapist salary breaks down to around $18 an hour, which is still about two and a half times the national minimum wage.

On a national scale, New Mexico ranks 44th out of 50 states in how much ABA therapists earn per year.

Even more, the job market for ABA therapists looking for employment offers few vacancies.

Still, ABA therapists in New Mexico who do land positions can expect to earn higher salaries as they gain experience and proficiency in this industry. Reports show people just starting out in this profession can earn as little as $19, 129 per year. However, people with more experience working as ABA therapists can earn as much as $62,170 a year.

Location also plays a big factor in how much ABA therapists earn in New Mexico. Employers in cities like Dexter and Albuquerque pay more, with salaries averaging $46,839 and $46,040 a year, respectively. ABA therapists working in cities like Clovis and Roswell earn less, with salaries in these cities averaging around $39,446 and $39,368 a year.

How Much Does a BCBA Make in New Mexico?

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or BCBA, therapists in New Mexico earn on average $77,310 per year. This salary falls in between the $55,000 to $110,000 U.S. national average salary for this position. It breaks down to an hourly salary of $40.27, which is more than five times the national minimum wage.

However, the salaries for BCBA therapists in this state can vary according to in what city they work and how much experience they have in this industry. Reports show salaries can range from $61,873 to $96,598 a year.

Even more, these salaries often come in conjunction with a host of employer-subsidized benefits like:

  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Dental, vision, life, health and disability insurance
  • Paid time off for sick leave and vacations
  • Reimbursement for tuition spent on continued education
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional development
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunities for advancement with their employers
Further, around 35 percent of BCBA therapists in New Mexico report being satisfied with how much they earn per year.

They feel their salaries are sufficient to cover the costs of living in the cities in which they live.

How Much Does an RBT Make in New Mexico?

A Registered Behavior Technician, or RBT, in New Mexico earns on average $17.77 an hour. This hourly amount equals to $36,961 a year, which is more than the U.S. national RBT average salary of $33,115 a year.

The salary for RBTs in New Mexico, however, can vary according to how long people have worked in the industry and where in the state they are employed. Salaries can range from as low as $14.39 an hour to as high as $21.95 an hour.

Likewise, employers in some cities in New Mexico pay RBTs more than employers found in other cities in the state. For example, RBT employers in Los Alamos and Santa Fe pay on average $19.67 and 19.55 an hour, respectively. In contrast, employers in Rio Rancho and Alamogordo pay RBTs on average $17.40 to $17.41 an hour.

Still, reports show that most RBTs in New Mexico earn close to or the exact amount as the base U.S. salary for this position.

Even more, around 34 percent of RBTs surveyed in the state report they are satisfied with their annual salaries and believe they earn enough to cover living expenses in New Mexico.

Most RBTs also get employer-subsidized benefits like paid time off for sickness and vacations, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. They also may get benefits like tuition reimbursement and 401(k) retirement accounts and employer matching.

steven zauderer

CEO of CrossRiverTherapy - a national ABA therapy company based in the USA.

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