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Average BCBA Salaries (Best States & Cities)

The average BCBA annual salary in the United States is $75,784 per year.

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Mark Elias
October 31, 2023

Average BCBA Salary By State

The average BCBA annual salary in the United States is $75,784 per year. That's the equivalent of $1,457/week or $6,315/month, and $36.43 an hour.

BCBAs have the potential to earn significantly more, depending on their exact position. For example, clinical or center directors who are BCBAs can earn between $80,000 to $90,000 per year.

Top 50 Highest Paying States For BCBAs In The U.S.

Below is a list of the top 50 highest paying states for BCBA jobs in the U.S.

  1. New Jersey
  2. Tennessee
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Hawaii
  5. Minnesota
  6. Nevada
  7. Connecticut
  8. Washington
  9. Rhode Island
  10. New York
  11. Alaska
  12. Oregon
  13. Wisconsin
  14. North Dakota
  15. Ohio
  16. Utah
  17. Iowa
  18. Maryland
  19. New Mexico
  20. New Hampshire
  21. South Dakota
  22. Virginia
  23. California
  24. Vermont
  25. Idaho
  26. Nebraska
  27. Delaware
  28. Colorado
  29. Kansas
  30. South Carolina
  31. Arizona
  32. Arkansas
  33. Wyoming
  34. Mississippi
  35. Maine
  36. Montana
  37. Oklahoma
  38. Indiana
  39. Kentucky
  40. Michigan
  41. West Virginia
  42. Illinois
  43. Louisiana
  44. Pennsylvania
  45. Missouri
  46. Texas
  47. Alabama
  48. Florida
  49. North Carolina
  50. Georgia

How Much Do BCBAs Make?

How Much Do BCBAs Make per Year?

The average BCBA salary in the US is $75,784/year. The average entry level salary is $51,000/year.

How Much Do BCBAs Make per Month?

On average, BCBA jobs pay $6,315 per month in the U.S.

How Much Do BCBAs Make per Week?

On average, BCBA jobs pay $1,457 per week in the U.S.

How Much Do BCBAs Make per Hour?

On average, BCBAs make $36 per hour in the U.S.

Top 10 Highest Paid Cities For BCBAs

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Atkinson, NE$97,531$8,127$1,875$46.89
Frankston, TX$94,273$7,856$1,812$45.32
Inverness, CA$92,094$7,674$1,771$44.28
Barnstable Town, MA$91,543$7,628$1,760$44.01
Sunnyvale, CA$90,462$7,538$1,739$43.49
Santa Cruz, CA$88,790$7,399$1,707$42.69
Livermore, CA$88,063$7,338$1,693$42.34
Dimondale, MI$88,012$7,334$1,692$42.31
Manhattan, NY$87,870$7,322$1,689$42.25
Hooper Bay, AK$87,606$7,300$1,684$42.12


  1. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/BCBA-Salary
  2. https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/applied-behavior-analysis-salary-ranges
  3. https://www.talent.com/salary?job=bcba
  4. https://www.abatherapistjobs.com/salaries/average-bcba-salary