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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.

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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.

With a decade of work experience BCBA®s in Minnesota’s nine largest cities earn a median salary of $59,867. That represents an annual pay increase of over $1,000 annually from starting salary levels.

  • Maple Grove has the highest median entry-level salary in the state, followed by Rochester
  • Rochester has the highest median salary in the state for those with a decade of experience, followed by Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis has the largest salary growth between its entry-level practitioners and those with ten years of experience

Salaries for Experienced Behavior Analyst in Minnesota’s Largest Cities

Shown here are salary figures for BCBA®s with 10 years of experience in Minnesota’s largest cities. Each list provides an overall salary range (from median to 90th-percentile) for behavior analysts with 10 years of experience, followed by the average in each employment sector (December 2016).

Minneapolis – $62,315 – 80,000

  • Government – $65,508
  • Company – $65,432
  • Private practice – $65,432
  • School district – $64,256
  • Non-profit – $62,071

Saint Paul – $60,093 – $78,000

  • Company – $63,431
  • Government – $63,232
  • Private practice – $63,227
  • School district – $61,644
  • Non-profit – $59,909

Rochester – $62,396 – $85,000

  • Company – $65,625
  • Government – $65,427
  • Private practice – $65,299
  • School district – $63,879
  • Non-profit – $61,805

Bloomington – $58,960 – $76,000

  • Company – $61,741
  • Private practice – $61,610
  • Government – $61,409
  • School district – $59,745
  • Non-profit – $58,408

Duluth – $57,473 – $76,000

  • Company – $60,702
  • Private practice – $60,129
  • Government – $59,874
  • School district – $57,453
  • Non-profit – $56,732

Plymouth – $59,626 – $76,000

  • Government – $62,693
  • Private practice – $62,606
  • Company – $62,510
  • School district – $61,617
  • Non-profit – $59,419

Maple Grove – $61,872 – $81,000

  • Government – $63,961
  • Private practice – $63,717
  • Company – $63,572
  • School district – $63,141
  • Non-profit – $60,464

Woodbury – $58,452 – $77,000

  • Company – $61,813
  • Private practice – $61,616
  • Government – $61,586
  • School district – $59,922
  • Non-profit – $58,306

Saint Cloud – $57,612 – $76,000

  • Company – $60,474
  • Private practice – $59,908
  • Government – $59,759
  • School district – $57,531
  • Non-profit – $56,691

Starting Salaries for Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Minnesota by City

Shown here are entry-level BCBA® salary figures for the largest cities in Minnesota by sector. Each list provides an overall salary range (from median to 90th-percentile) for each city, followed by the average in each employment sector (December 2016).

Minneapolis – $49,494 – $64,000

  • Private practice – $51,969
  • Government – $51,997
  • Company – $51,958
  • School district – $50,980
  • Non-profit – $49,287

Saint Paul – $49,774 – $65,000

  • Company – $52,537
  • Private practice – $52,382
  • Government – $52,333
  • School district – $50,997
  • Non-profit – $49,618

Rochester – $50,458 – $69,000

  • Company – $52,044
  • Government – $51,851
  • Private practice – $51,797
  • School district – $50,603
  • Non-profit – $49,011

Bloomington – $48,634 – $66,000

  • Company – $51,370
  • Private practice – $51,077
  • Government – $51,012
  • School district – $49,524
  • Non-profit – $48,204

Duluth – $46,188 – $62,000

  • Company – $49,491
  • Private practice – $49,038
  • Government – $48,769
  • School district – $46,769
  • Non-profit – $46,243

Plymouth – $48,723 – $62,000

  • Government – $50,592
  • Private practice – $50,562
  • Company – $50,475
  • School district – $49,715
  • Non-profit – $47,980

Maple Grove – $51,210 – $67,000

  • Government – $53,623
  • Private practice – $53,477
  • Company – $53,342
  • School district – $52,927
  • Non-profit – $50,739

Woodbury – $48,364 – $64,000

  • Company – $51,154
  • Private practice – $51,005
  • Government – $50,916
  • School district – $49,528
  • Non-profit – $48,250

Saint Cloud – $46,602 – $62,000

  • Company – $48,586
  • Private practice – $48,143
  • Government – $47,979
  • School district – $46,169
  • Non-profit – $45,542

Salary data for entry-level and experienced applied behavior analysts was sourced from PayScale.com in December 2016. Using its daily-updated database of over 54 million salary profiles, PayScale’s proprietary algorithms provide access to real-time salary information.

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