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ABA Therapist Salary: How Much Do They Make?

The average ABA therapist salary is $51,504 per year in the U.S.

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

average aba therapist salary

Time Period Average Salary
Per Year $51,504
Per Month $3,647
Per Week $942
Per Day $229
Per Hour $22.12

Average ABA Therapy Salaries

The salary of an ABA therapist depends on the specifics of the position, location, years of experience, certification, and other factors.

According to Indeed, the average ABA therapist salary is just $22.13 per hour. Therapists with three to five years of experience can make $29 per hour, on average.

Cities Where ABA Therapists Make The Most

As of September 2022, these are the highest paying U.S. cities for ABA therapists:

City Average ABA Salary
New York, New York $26.92 per hour
Chicago, Illinois $25.20 per hour
Brooklyn, New York $24.23 per hour
Worcester, Massachusetts $23.24 per hour
Bronx, New York $23.16 per hour
Indianapolis, Indiana $22.90 per hour
Dearborn, Michigan $22.46 per hour
Lakewood, New Jersey $21.74 per hour

How To Increase Your Salary in ABA Therapy

If you are interested in getting a raise as an ABA therapist, here are a few factors to consider that can boost your overall salary.

  1. Level of education - An ABA therapist with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn around $47,000 per year, on average, while someone with a master's degree can earn $55,000 per year.
  2. Location - Usually, ABA jobs in bigger cities pay the most.
  3. Experience - You can expect to earn more the longer you work in ABA therapy. ABA therapists with 10 years of experience report earning more than $80,000 per year, for example.


  1. https://www.indeed.com/career/aba-therapist/salaries
  2. https://www.elemy.com/studio/aba-therapists/salaries/
  3. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/ABA-Therapist-Salary-per-Hour
steven zauderer

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

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