Experienced board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA®s) in Nevada can earn salaries as high as $99,740 a year, according to 2021 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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 BCBA®s in Nevada
The 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):
- 50th: $99,740
- 75th: $115,340
- 90th: $128,770
Starting Salaries for Behavior Analysts in Nevada
The most highly paid BCBA®s in Nevada 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):
- 10th: $48,920
- 25th: $78,620
- 50th: $99,740
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.