Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in Minnesota

On May 23, 2013 Minnesota became the 33rd state in the nation to expand insurance to address autism. This expanded coverage for treatments that include applied behavior analysis to 750,000 state residents.

As a result of this bill BCBA® services are covered in state-regulated large group health plans and state employee health plans. The reform included an extra $12 million to pay for applied behavior analysis techniques for children up to the age of 18.

Also within that reform were provisions that have expanded insurance coverage for autism even further. Today this means that any Minnesotan can sign up for an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid that covers autism related services.

Experienced board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA®s) in Minnesota can earn salaries as high as $64,250 a year, according to 2021 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

Salaries for Experienced BCBA®s in the Largest Metropolitan areas of Minnesota 

he range of salaries for board-certified behavior analysts with ten years of experience in the field are shown below (median to top 10% – current as of May, 2021): 

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: 

  • 50th: $64,250 
  • 75th: $105,660 
  • 90th: $122,180 
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Starting Salaries for BCBA®s in the Largest Metropolitan areas of Minnesota 

The most highly paid BCBA®s in Minnesota who lack job experience in the field of behavior analysis can command salaries that exceed the median salary among highly experienced BCBA®s in the state. Salary data shown below for entry-level ABAs is current as of May 2021 (10th percentile to median): 

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: 

  • 10th: $39,560 
  • 25th: $50,390 
  • 50th: $64,2500 

2021 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and employment figures for Psychologists, All Other reflect national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed January 2023. 

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