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ABA therapist salary in United States

How much does an ABA Therapist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $23.64
Low $16.30
High $34.28
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a aba therapist is $23.64 per hour in the United States. 28k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for ABA Therapists in United States

  1. Achievement Behavior Care
    17 reviews666 salaries reported
    $27.13per hour
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Highest paying cities for ABA Therapists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $46.31 per hour
    146 salaries reported
  2. Bronx, NY
    $35.24 per hour
    125 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $33.21 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  1. Jersey City, NJ
    $27.16 per hour
    77 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $25.98 per hour
    68 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $24.66 per hour
    101 salaries reported
  1. Sacramento, CA
    $22.07 per hour
    96 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $21.72 per hour
    71 salaries reported
  3. Vernon, CT
    $21.19 per hour
    8 salaries reported
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Where can an ABA Therapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for ABA Therapists

Most recommended skill

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine(earn +95.92% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 3600.00% since 2018. ABA Therapists with this skill earn +95.92% more than the average base salary, which is $23.64 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20145increase by 5
201517increase by 240.00%
20169decrease by 47.06%
20174decrease by 55.56%
20182decrease by 50.00%
201974increase by 3600.00%

Top companies hiring ABA Therapists with the recommended skill

Brighter Strides ABA
Hybridge Learning Group
Verbal Beginnings
Behavioral Therapy Solutions
Nexus Therapy
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Top specialties
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Top certifications
Certified School Psychologist
Top licenses

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for ABA Therapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 765 ratings

37% of ABA Therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Behavioral Therapist

Job openings

Average $22.15 per hour

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Job openings

Average $80,643 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an ABA Therapist

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