Salaries for Applied Behavior Analysts in Wyoming

In July of 2014 the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a change in the way it would interpret legal language for what constitutes medically-necessary treatments. This change included defining autism as medically necessary under Medicaid insurance programs.

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This means that Wyoming residents covered by Medicaid have expanded access to autism treatments provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®s).

To comply with federal demands for state Medicaid participation, in March of 2016 the Wyoming Department of Health announced it would provide insurance coverage through Medicaid for those with a primary autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. This means Wyoming residents enrolled in Medicaid will have access to the following beginning on January 1 2017:

  • Insurance reimbursement for applied behavior analyst therapy provided by BCBA®s who accept Medicaid
  • Insurance reimbursement for autism rehabilitative services at a rate of 20 visits per year, unless additional services are medically necessary

Expanded insurance coverage for autism services has helped to drive BCBA® salaries forward. A survey of the state’s eight largest cities found that BCBA®s with 10 years of experience earn a median salary of $58,636.

  • Gillette has the highest median entry-level salary in the state, followed by Cheyenne
  • For those with 10 years of experience, Gillette has the highest median salary in the state, followed by Jackson
  • ABAs in Gillette see the most significant increase between entry-level and mid-career salaries

Salaries for Experienced Behavior Analyst in Wyoming’s Major Cities

Shown here are salary figures for BCBA®s with 10-years of experience in Wyoming’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).

Cheyenne – $57,024 – $76,000

  • Company – $59,464
  • Private practice – $59,096
  • Government – $58,888
  • School district – $56,799
  • Non-profit – $55,814

Casper – $58,978 – $80,000

  • Company – $62,041
  • Government – $61,846
  • Private practice – $61,776
  • School district – $60,324
  • Non-profit – $58,380

Laramie – $55,160 – $74,000

  • Company – $57,930
  • Private practice – $57,007
  • Government – $56,735
  • School district – $53,986
  • Non-profit – $53,773

Gillette – $65,524 – $91,000

  • Private practice – $67,962
  • Company – $67,908
  • Government – $68,323
  • School district – $67,621
  • Non-profit – $64,347

Sheridan – $56,790 – $74,000

  • Company – $59,801
  • Private practice – $59,314
  • Government – $59,087
  • School district – $56,868
  • Non-profit – $56,073

Evanston – $59,659 – $80,000

  • Company – $63,029
  • Private practice – $62,801
  • Government – $62,781
  • School district – $61,103
  • Non-profit – $59,391

Riverton – $54,719 – $72,000

  • Company – $57,542
  • Private practice – $56,857
  • Government – $56,449
  • School district – $53,737
  • Non-profit – $53,582

Jackson – $61,237 – $82,000

  • Company – $63,413
  • Government – $63,262
  • Private practice – $63,221
  • School district – $61,730
  • Non-profit – $59,792

Starting Salaries for Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Wyoming by City

Shown here are entry-level BCBA® salary figures for the largest cities in Wyoming 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).

Cheyenne – $46,618 – $62,000

  • Company – $47,134
  • Private practice – $46,854
  • Government – $46,655
  • School district – $44,963
  • Non-profit – $44,227

Casper – $48,843 – $67,000

  • Company – $50,729
  • Private practice – $50,526
  • Government – $50,534
  • School district – $49,260
  • Non-profit – $47,727

Laramie – $44,272 – $60,000

  • Company – $45,699
  • Private practice – $44,980
  • Government – $44,739
  • School district – $42,540
  • Non-profit – $42,406

Gillette – $52,832 – $74,000

  • Government – $55,064
  • Private practice – $54,819
  • Company – $54,761
  • School district – $54,469
  • Non-profit – $51,884

Sheridan – $45,198 – $59,000

  • Company – $47,575
  • Private practice – $47,198
  • Government – $46,987
  • School district – $45,189
  • Non-profit – $44,598

Evanston – $47,432 – $64,000

  • Company – $50,116
  • Private practice – $49,946
  • Government – $49,897
  • School district – $48,530
  • Non-profit – $47,213

Riverton – $44,786 – $60,000

  • Company – $46,067
  • Private practice – $45,531
  • Government – $45,165
  • School district – $42,952
  • Non-profit – $42,878

Jackson – $48,682 – $66,000

  • Company – $50,645
  • Private practice – $50,503
  • Government – $50,500
  • School district – $49,244
  • Non-profit – $47,742

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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