Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in Oregon

Oregon is the 34th state in the nation to pass insurance reform legislation that makes applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatments for autism mandatory in insurance policies. The reform was signed into law on August 14, 2013 however it did not come into full effect until the beginning of 2016. It recognizes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®s) as being professionals who are qualified to administer ABA treatments.

Details of the new legislation include the following:

  • It applies to all state-regulated health insurance plans
  • Kids who begin autism treatment before they reach nine years of age can receive insurance reimbursement for up to 25 hours of ABA treatment per week
  • ABA treatment can be provided as long as medically necessary regardless of age

Experienced board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA®s) in Oregon can earn salaries as high as $108,160 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 Oregon 

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: $105,710 
  • 75th: $169,200 
  • 90th: $208,000+ 


  • 50th: $108,160 
  • 75th: $127,820 
  • 90th: $140,610 
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Starting Salaries for BCBA®s in the Largest Metropolitan areas of Oregon 

The most highly paid BCBA®s in Oregon 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: $39,630 
  • 25th: $88,880 
  • 50th: $105,710 


  • 10th: $64,640 
  • 25th: $98,320 
  • 50th: $108,160 

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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