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Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in Nevada

After ten years in the field, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®s) in Nevada can earn up to $90,000 a year and see an average salary increase of $1,000 a year over the course of their career.

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Nevada Mandates Insurance Coverage for Autistic Children

As of January 2011, Nevada requires both state and private health insurance programs to cover ABA interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Hundreds of studies have documented the efficacy of using ABA to treat behavioral deficits and excesses associated with this disorder. About half of the children become nearly indistinguishable from their peers and do not require costly specialized supports.

However, intensive ABA treatment can cost more than $50,000 a year and is subsequently unaffordable for many families with an autistic child. Nevada’s requirement that insurance cover this type of treatment enables families to provide the treatment that their children need to become functional in society.

Insurance coverage for ASD has strong implications for ABAs, too, since it increases the opportunities for these behavior analysts to find employment in the private sector.

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

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

Las Vegas – $61,634 – $82,000

  • Companies – $65,609
  • Government – $64,699
  • Private Practice – $64,676
  • School Districts – $62,603
  • Non-Profits – $62,036

Henderson – $61,904 – $83,000

  • Companies – $65,836
  • Private Practice – $65,118
  • Government – $64,760
  • School Districts – $64,500
  • Non-Profits – $62,737

Reno – $63,213 – $84,000

  • Companies – $66,362
  • Private Practice – $65,053
  • School Districts – $63,129
  • Government – $63,023
  • Non-Profits – $60,703

North Las Vegas – $62,599 – $85,000

  • Companies – $66,325
  • Government – $65,680
  • Private Practice – $65,313
  • School Districts – $64,324
  • Non-Profits – $63,304

Carson City – $58,149 – $77,000

  • Companies – $61,731
  • Non-Profits – $60,113
  • Government – $58,935
  • Private Practice – $59,875
  • School Districts – $59,858

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

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

Las Vegas – $52,281 – $70,000

  • Government – $55,131
  • Private Practice – $54,518
  • Companies – $53,478
  • School Districts – $53,464
  • Non-Profits – $51,524

Henderson – $52,312 – $71,000

  • Government – $55,291
  • School Districts – $55,059
  • Private Practice – $54,104
  • Companies – $53,074
  • Non-Profits – $51,714

Reno – $51,125 – $69,000

  • School Districts – $52,837
  • Government – $52,703
  • Companies – $51,791
  • Private Practice – $49,195
  • Non-Profits – $48,698

North Las Vegas – $52,468 – $71,000

  • Government – $55,267
  • Private Practice – $54,607
  • Companies – $54,177
  • School Districts – $53,950
  • Non-Profits – $51,502

Carson City – $49,140 – $65,000

  • Companies – $50,918
  • School Districts – $50,468
  • Government – $50,102
  • Private Practice – $49,886
  • Non-Profits – $47,809

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 Nevada.

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