Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in New Jersey

Experienced board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA®s) in New Jersey can earn salaries as high as $98,680 a year, according to 2021 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

New Jersey Provides Ground-Breaking Benefits for Those With Autism

On August 13, 2009, New Jersey became the 14th state to enact autism insurance reform. Designed for individuals under 21 with a primary diagnosis of autism, this coverage includes medically necessary behavioral interventions based on the principles of ABA.

New Jersey became the first state in the country to enact ABLE in 2016. Governor Chris Christie signed this legislation that allows families the opportunity to set up tax-free savings accounts modeled after those for college savings. In this case, families can save for expenses related to disabilities such as autism. Both chambers unanimously supported this bill.

Without insurance coverage, ABA therapy for autistic children can be prohibitively expensive, since such treatment for severely afflicted children can cost as much as $50,000 a year. This type of coverage not only benefits patients with autism, it also enhances opportunities for ABAs in the private sector.

Salaries for Experienced BCBA®s in New Jersey 

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: $98,680 
  • 75th: $125,930 
  • 90th: $127,750 
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Starting Salaries for Behavior Analysts in New Jersey 

The most highly paid BCBA®s in New Jersey 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: $38,210 
  • 25th: $76,890 
  • 50th: $98,680 

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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