The average Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) salary is around $54,000 per year in the United States.
The average Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) salary in the United States is around $54,000 per year. Entry-level salaries begin at around $47,000 per year.
However, more experienced RBTs can earn over $66,000 per year. RBTs job growth rate over the next 10 years is 12% to 22%, which is much higher than the average job growth rate of 5%.
According to PayScale, the average RBT annual salary is under $35,000, or $17.02 per hour. The lowest 10% of RBT salaries are $13.69 per hour, while the top 10% of earners report wages of more than $22 per hour. RBT salaries are influenced by location, demand, and the company you work for.
The average RBT salary is lower than that of other ABA professionals, such as behavior analysts mainly because you only need a high school diploma and an RBT certification to become an RBT.
A number of factors influence the actual salary you'll make as an RBT, including:
One of the major benefits of working as an RBT is the potential for job growth. If you'd like to pursue further credentials in the field of ABA, starting as as a behavior technician will allow you to see your salary increase as you receive additional certifications and experience.
As an RBT, you can choose to become an assistant BCBA if you have a bachelor's degree and additional certification. Assistant BCBAs who have a master's or doctoral degree can become a BCBA or BCBA-D. In short, as an RBT, there's lots of potential job growth in the field of ABA.
A registered behavior technician will witness considerable job expansion between 2022 and 2028 which will provide a measure of financial well-being. The ABA industry will likely grow and so will RBT salaries, especially in metropolitan cities.
Hawaii pays RBTs the most in the U.S., with an average salary of $54,222 per year, or $26.07 per hour.
If your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in, then you are being paid fairly as a behavior technician.
Mental Health Nurse gets paid the most, as they make a median salary of $106,812 per year. The highest paid 10% make $141,000 per year, and the lowest paid 10% make $80,000 per year.
Behavior technicians make between $15 to $17 per hour. The hourly rate of an RBT varies depending on the person's location.
After a decade of work experience, your salary as an RBT can be between $50,000 to more than $65,000 per year.