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Behavioral Specialist

Behavioral Specialist Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $69,500 $5,791 $1,336 $33
75th Percentile $41,000 $3,416 $788 $20
Average $37,844 $3,153 $727 $18
25th Percentile $27,000 $2,250 $519 $13
$19,500 - $23,999
12% of jobs
$27,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$24,000 - $28,499
28% of jobs
$28,500 - $32,999
25% of jobs
$33,000 - $37,499
8% of jobs
The average salary is $37,844 a year
$37,500 - $41,999
12% of jobs
$42,000 - $46,499
4% of jobs
$46,500 - $50,999
0% of jobs
$51,000 - $55,499
0% of jobs
$55,500 - $59,999
0% of jobs
$60,000 - $64,499
0% of jobs
$69,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$64,500 - $69,500
7% of jobs

National Average

$19,500 $37,844/year $18/hour $69,500
Behavioral Specialist Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$37,844
$3,153
$727
$18
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$38,363
$3,197
$738
$18

As of Oct 22, 2020, the average annual pay for a Behavioral Specialist in the United States is $37,844 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $18.19 an hour. This is the equivalent of $728/week or $3,154/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $69,500 and as low as $19,500, the majority of Behavioral Specialist salaries currently range between $27,000 (25th percentile) to $41,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $69,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Behavioral Specialist varies greatly (by as much as $14,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Behavioral Specialist job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Behavioral Specialist in your area makes on average $38,363 per year, or $519 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $37,844. Virginia ranks number 11 out of 50 states nationwide for Behavioral Specialist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Behavioral Specialist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Behavioral Specialist on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Behavioral Specialist Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Behavioral Specialist job is above the national average. Topping the list is Mountain View, CA, with Lakes, AK and San Francisco, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Francisco, CA beats the national average by $6,004 (14.7%), and Mountain View, CA furthers that trend with another $6,663 (16.2%) above the $37,844 average.

Importantly, Mountain View, CA has a moderately active Behavioral Specialist job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Behavioral Specialist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 6% between Mountain View, CA and San Buenaventura, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Behavioral Specialist role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Mountain View, CA$44,507$3,709$856$21.40
Lakes, AK$44,027$3,669$847$21.17
San Francisco, CA$43,848$3,654$843$21.08
Santa Clara, CA$43,340$3,612$833$20.84
Washington, DC$42,755$3,563$822$20.56
Los Angeles, CA$42,263$3,522$813$20.32
Fremont, CA$42,197$3,516$811$20.29
Jersey City, NJ$41,712$3,476$802$20.05
Green River, WY$41,500$3,458$798$19.95
San Buenaventura, CA$41,499$3,458$798$19.95

Top 5 Best Paying Related Behavioral Specialist Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Behavioral Specialist job category that pay more per year than a typical Behavioral Specialist salary. Top examples of these roles include: Director Behavioral Health, VP Behavioral Health, and Vice President Behavioral Health.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Behavioral Specialist jobs, with a range of just $62,701 (90.6%) to $75,079 (99.6%) more than the average Behavioral Specialist salary of $37,844.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Director Behavioral Health$112,923$9,410$2,172$54.29
Vice President Behavioral Health$104,879$8,740$2,017$50.42
VP Behavioral Health$104,879$8,740$2,017$50.42
Behavioral Medicine$102,018$8,502$1,962$49.05
Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner$100,545$8,379$1,934$48.34

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