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Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in Idaho

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®s) throughout Idaho’s eight largest cities can earn up to $84,000 a year once they’ve attained 10 years of experience. On average, they earned a median salary of $56,580 as of December 2016. ABAs in the state also enjoy an annual incremental salary increase of more than $1,000 each year.

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ABAs in Boise earn the highest salaries statewide. This is true for both experienced and entry level ABAs in the city. In addition, their salaries increased by 34% over a ten-year period, leading to an average increase of more than $1,600 a year.

Salaries for Experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts in Idaho’s Largest Cities

Shown below are the salary figures for applied behavior analysts with ten years of experience in the largest cities in Idaho by sector. Each list provides the overall salary range (from median to 90th percentile) for each city, followed by the median salary among a number of employment sectors (December 2016):

Boise – $64,491 – $84,000

  • Companies – $64,491
  • Government – $61,669
  • School Districts – $58,915
  • Private Practice – $59,625
  • Non-Profits – $58,216

Nampa – $56,649 – $74,000

  • Private Practice – $58,917
  • Companies – $58,809
  • Government – $56,873
  • School Districts – $54,928
  • Non-Profits – $54,610

Meridian – $58,472 – $77,000

  • Private Practice – $59,975
  • Government – $59,743
  • Companies – $59,113
  • School Districts – $57,847
  • Non-Profits – $55,296

Idaho Falls – $55,654 – $75,000

  • Government – $59,699
  • Private Practice – $57,765
  • Non-Profits – $58,425
  • Companies – $57,759
  • School Districts – $57,759

Pocatello – $54,484 – $73,000

  • Companies – $57,330
  • Private Practice – $57,061
  • Non-Profits – $56,356
  • Government – $53,455
  • School Districts – $53,387

Caldwell – $55,943 – $73,000

  • Private Practice – $59,691
  • Companies – $59,400
  • Government – $58,085
  • School Districts – $54,548
  • Non-Profits – $54,425

Coeur D’Alene – $53,061 – $72,000

  • Companies – $58,067
  • Private Practice – $58,043
  • School Districts – $57,833
  • Government – $55,972
  • Non-Profits – $55,426

Twin Falls$53,881 – $73,000

  • Companies – $58,672
  • Private Practice – $57,989
  • Government – $55,899
  • School Districts – $55,735
  • Non-Profits – $55,600

Entry-Level Salaries for Board Certified Behavior Analysts in Idaho’s Largest Cities

Shown below are the entry-level salary figures for behavior analysts in the largest cities in Idaho by sector. Each list provides the overall salary range (from median to 90th percentile) for each city, followed by the median salary among a number of employment sectors (December 2016):

Boise – $48,049 – $64,000

  • Government – $50,226
  • Private Practice – $48,983
  • Companies – $48,043
  • School Districts – $47,314
  • Non-Profits – $46,332

Nampa – $56,649 – $74,000

  • Government – $46,861
  • Private Practice – $45,816
  • Companies – $45,346
  • Non-Profits – $43,899
  • School Districts – $43,340

Meridian – $47,242 – $62,000

  • Government – $50,089
  • Companies – $48,198
  • Private Practice – $47,759
  • School Districts – $45,451
  • Non-Profits – $45,252

Idaho Falls – $46,400 – $63,000

  • Government – $49,803
  • Companies – $48,446
  • Non-Profits – $48,256
  • School Districts – $48,082
  • Private Practice – $47,783

Pocatello – $44,062 – $59,000

  • Companies – $47,524
  • Private Practice – $46,738
  • School Districts – $45,477
  • Non-Profits – $45,455
  • Government – $45,298

Caldwell – $45,575 – $59,000

  • Government – $46,837
  • Companies – $46,513
  • Private Practice – $46,020
  • Non-Profits – $43,829
  • School Districts – $43,672

Coeur D’Alene – $45,210 – $61,000

  • Government – $49,066
  • Companies – $47,515
  • Private Practice – $47,407
  • Non-Profits – $45,876
  • School Districts – $45,392

Twin Falls – $45,015 – $62,000

  • Companies – $48,652
  • Private Practice – $47,901
  • Non-Profits – $46,621
  • School Districts – $46,409
  • Government – $45,907

Board Certified Behavior Analysts in Idaho That Provide ABA Treatment

The principles of ABA form the basis for the primary behavioral treatment of autism. ABAs assist children to improve behavior by helping them learn to express themselves in appropriate ways and to recognize the feelings of others.

Both the American Psychological Association and the US Surgeon General recognize ABA as an evidence-based “best practice.” Some of the companies that provide ABA services and employ BCBA®s in Idaho are shown below:

  • Access Point Family Services – Idaho Falls and Pocatello
  • Understanding Behavior – Nampa
  • South Sound Behavior Therapy – Fort Lewis and surrounding areas

PayScale.com provides detailed information on what applied behavior analysts in various employment settings and with various levels of experience can expect to earn in Idaho.

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