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Average BCBA Salaries in 2022 (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.

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Steven Zauderer
September 21st, 2022

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.

As of August 25th, 2022, the average annual salary for a BCBA in the United States is $75,784 a 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.

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
New Jersey $83,183 $6,931 $1,599 $39.99
Tennessee $79,464 $6,622 $1,528 $38.20
Massachusetts $78,612 $6,551 $1,511 $37.79
Hawaii $78,202 $6,516 $1,503 $37.60
Minnesota $77,480 $6,456 $1,490 $37.25
Nevada $77,233 $6,436 $1,485 $37.13
Connecticut $77,062 $6,421 $1,481 $37.05
Washington $75,657 $6,304 $1,454 $36.37
Rhode Island $75,579 $6,298 $1,453 $36.34
New York $75,104 $6,258 $1,444 $36.11
Alaska $74,732 $6,227 $1,437 $35.93
Oregon $74,456 $6,204 $1,431 $35.80
Wisconsin $74,407 $6,200 $1,430 $35.77
North Dakota $73,593 $6,132 $1,415 $35.38
Ohio $73,368 $6,114 $1,410 $35.27
Utah $71,702 $5,975 $1,378 $34.47
Iowa $71,447 $5,953 $1,373 $34.35
Maryland $71,194 $5,932 $1,369 $34.23
New Mexico $71,037 $5,919 $1,366 $34.15
New Hampshire $70,775 $5,897 $1,361 $34.03
Soutd Dakota $69,972 $5,831 $1,345 $33.64
Virginia $69,915 $5,826 $1,344 $33.61
California $69,362 $5,780 $1,333 $33.35
Vermont $68,807 $5,733 $1,323 $33.08
Idaho $68,657 $5,721 $1,320 $33.01
Nebraska $68,259 $5,688 $1,312 $32.82
Delaware $67,773 $5,647 $1,303 $32.58
Colorado $67,716 $5,643 $1,302 $32.56
Kansas $67,369 $5,614 $1,295 $32.39
Soutd Carolina $66,799 $5,566 $1,284 $32.12
Arizona $66,275 $5,522 $1,274 $31.86
Arkansas $65,931 $5,494 $1,267 $31.70
Wyoming $65,765 $5,480 $1,264 $31.62
Mississippi $65,691 $5,474 $1,263 $31.58
Maine $65,036 $5,419 $1,250 $31.27
Montana $64,905 $5,408 $1,248 $31.20
Oklahoma $64,464 $5,372 $1,239 $30.99
Indiana $64,257 $5,354 $1,235 $30.89
Kentucky $63,987 $5,332 $1,230 $30.76
Michigan $63,972 $5,331 $1,230 $30.76
West Virginia $63,133 $5,261 $1,214 $30.35
Illinois $62,257 $5,188 $1,197 $29.93
Louisiana $62,031 $5,169 $1,192 $29.82
Pennsylvania $61,973 $5,164 $1,191 $29.80
Missouri $61,673 $5,139 $1,186 $29.65
Texas $60,818 $5,068 $1,169 $29.24
Alabama $58,657 $4,888 $1,128 $28.20
Florida $56,853 $4,737 $1,093 $27.33
North Carolina $56,305 $4,692 $1,082 $27.07
Georgia $53,007 $4,417 $1,019 $25.48

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?

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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.

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How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Month?

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

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How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Week?

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

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How Much Do BCBA Jobs Pay per Hour?

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

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Top 10 Highest Paid Cities For BCBAs

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Atkinson, NE$98,107$8,175$1,886$47.17
Frankston, TX$95,417$7,951$1,834$45.87
Barnstable Town, MA$92,873$7,739$1,786$44.65
Inverness, CA$91,954$7,662$1,768$44.21
Sunnyvale, CA$91,764$7,647$1,764$44.12
Santa Cruz, CA$89,548$7,462$1,722$43.05
Dimondale, MI$89,283$7,440$1,716$42.92
Livermore, CA$88,907$7,408$1,709$42.74
Santa Rosa, CA$88,875$7,406$1,709$42.73
Manhattan, NY$88,723$7,393$1,706$42.66

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

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
BCBA LBA$163,380$13,615$3,141$78.55
Vice President BCBA$144,720$12,060$2,783$69.58
VP BCBA$144,720$12,060$2,783$69.58
BCBA Therapist$111,789$9,315$2,149$53.74
Travel BCBA$110,316$9,193$2,121$53.04

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
steven zauderer

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