The average registered behavior technician salary in the USA is $40,950 per year or $19.69 per hour. Read on to find out more.
The average registered behavior technician salary in the USA is $40,950 per year or $19.69 an hour.
The average salary of a Registered Behavior Technician, or RBT, is around $40,950 per year. This salary breaks down to around $19.69 per hour, which is about two and a half times the national minimum wage.
The average salary of an RBT can vary by state. It can also vary based on how much experience the RBT has and in what kind of educational or mental health facility he or she works.
RBT employers in larger cities may pay their RBTs more than employers in smaller towns or rural areas. Private employers also might offer higher average salaries for RBTs than employers that are primarily or entirely government subsidized.
The average RBT salary can be sufficient for a person to live on effectively and cover all of his or her living expenses. Many RBTs report being satisfied with their average salaries.
Each country varies in what RBTs can earn while living and working there. Some countries pay notably higher than the United States. Others pay on par with or considerably lower than what employers in the U.S. pay RBTs.
RBTs in the United Kingdom earn on average around 32,000 pounds per year. This income is equivalent to around $34,000 in American dollars. It is lower than what RBTs in the U.S. earn on average annually.
RBTs in Canada earn around $57,000 in Canadian dollars each year. This salary equates to around $42,000 in U.S. currency. It is on par with RBTs earn from American RBT employers.
Australia also pays on par with what RBTs earn in the United States. RBTs in this country earn around $63,000 per year in Australian dollars. This salary is equivalent to $43,000 in American dollars, which is just slightly higher than the average U.S. RBT salary.
The average RBT salary in the U.S. varies by state. RBTs in some states earn higher salaries than RBTs in other states.
Idaho pays the lowest RBT salary in the U.S., with RBTs there earning just over $25,000 per year. This salary breaks down to just over $12 per hour, which is considerably less than the national hourly RBT wage of $19.69.
Higher RBT salaries can be found in states like Hawaii and Connecticut. The average RBT salaries top out at around $52,000 and $48,000 per year, respectively. They break down to hourly wages ranging from $22 to $26 an hour, which are well above the national average hourly wage of $19.69.
RBT employers in the District of Columbia also pays RBTs on par with the national average. RBTs there earn $40,686 or $19.65 an hour on average.
The highest salaries in the U.S. for RBTs are found in states like Hawaii and Connecticut. RBTs in these locations earn $54,222 and $45,739, respectively. These salaries break down to $26.07 in Hawaii and $21.99 in Connecticut. Both the annual and hourly salaries are higher than the national RBT salary and hourly wage averages.
RBT employers in Montana also pay higher than the national average salary. RBTs there earn on average $48,878 per year, or $23.31 an hour. Massachusetts pays its RBTs on average around $44,348 or $21.32 an hour.
Maine tops out the fifth highest state for what RBTs earn per year on average. RBTs in this state earn on average around $40,338 or $19.39 an hour. These earnings are on par with the national average RBT salary and hourly wage of what RBTs earn in the U.S.
The reported annual average yearly salary for RBTs in the U.S. is around $40,950. This salary can be broken down to a national average hourly wage of $19.69.
Both numbers are lower than the national U.S. average overall annual salary. This figure sits at around $54,000 per year. The overall national average hourly wage is around $32 to $33.
The hourly average RBT wage is higher than the national minimum wage. It is about two and a half times higher than the federal minimum wage that employers must legally pay workers per hour.
The salary an RBT earns can be higher or lower than the national RBT average salary based on a variety of factors. How much training or experience the RBT has, along with in what location and for what kind of employer the RBT works, can all factor into how much he or she gets paid each year and by the hour.
The average monthly salary for RBTs in the U.S. sits at around $3400. This average monthly salary varies from state to state. RBTs in some states may earn notably higher than RBTs in other states.
The higher average RBT monthly salaries in the U.S. top out at around $4000 or more. These salaries are in the top 90 percent of the country and average around $24 or more per hour.
The lower 10 percent of RBT salaries in the U.S. average around $2400. This monthly average salary breaks down to around $14 per hour, which itself is still about twice the national minimum wage.
The 25th percentile of RBT monthly salaries average around $2750. This monthly salary breaks down to around $16 an hour. It is just under the national average hourly wage for RBTs in the U.S., which is currently $19.69 an hour.
The average RBT salary of $40,950 a year can be broken down to a weekly average salary of $787.50. This average weekly salary breaks down the national RBT average salary into 52 weeks, which is the number of weeks in a year.
This weekly average salary for RBTs in the U.S. is just under the weekly salary for the average American worker. The average U.S. weekly salary for most workers sits at around $975.
The average weekly salary for RBTs in the U.S. varies from state to state. RBTs in top paying states like Hawaii can average around $1042 a week, which is well above the national weekly salary average.
In contrast, RBTs in Idaho, where the average national salaries for this position are lower, may earn as little as $480 a week. This weekly salary is about half the national average for what most American workers earn.
The average RBT salary of $40,950 a year can be broken down to a daily salary of $157.52. This figure equates to the national hourly figure of $19.69 being multiplied by eight, which is the average number of hours an RBT can expect to work per day.
The actual daily salary for RBTs can be higher or lower, depending on factors like how many hours they work each day and whether or not they work overtime, which legally must pay at time and a half for each hour of overtime worked.
If an RBT works more than eight hours per day, he or she can expect to earn more than the national daily average. If he or she works fewer hours, his or her daily salary can be notably less.
As with weekly, monthly and yearly national RBT earnings, what an RBT earns each day can be higher or lower depending on where he or she works and with what kind of employer he or she accepts a position. The daily earnings also take into account factors like how much experience an RBT has and whether or not he or she is an entry level RBT.
Current reports put the national average hourly salary for RBTs at $19.69 an hour. This figure reflects the national RBT annual salary of $40,950 and breaks it down to a 40-hour work week.
Some states, most notably Hawaii and Connecticut, pay higher hourly RBT wages than other states. RBTs in these states can earn as much as $26 an hour, which is well above the national RBT hourly average wage of $19.69.
Some states like Idaho pay noticeably less. RBTs in this state earn around $12 an hour on average. This hourly wage is significantly lower than what RBTs earn on average across the U.S. and ranks as the lowest RBT hourly wage in the country.
RBTs still earn more than the national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Even the lowest paying hourly wages in the U.S. are at least one and a half to two times this figure.
Statistics also show many RBTs, especially those who work in higher paying states, agree that their earnings are sufficient for the amount of training they have undergone and the number of years they have worked in this profession. The average RBT hourly wage of $19.69 is enough to cover most states' average costs of living.