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.

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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