If you are looking to join an ABA therapy company in 2022, you have many options available. ABA companies across the country are continually looking for qualified and compassionate individuals to join their teams.

The best companies offer a range of benefits to their employees, including competitive pay, flexible scheduling, ongoing supervision, and opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Elemy

Elemy provides in-home autism care for children throughout the U.S. Autism evaluations and therapy programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each child. As an ABA therapist at Elemy, your job is to focus on providing high-quality care for children with autism.

Elemy supports its therapists by covering all bureaucratic needs, including scheduling and working with insurance companies. Elemy is the first tech-enabled autism care company in the country, designed with ease of use for both clients and therapists.

Interested in becoming an registered behavior technician (RBT) but not sure where to start? Elemy’s Ecademy is a paid training program that will take you from any background in childcare to your RBT credential in just 3 months. The RBT training program prepares you to be BACB-certified to provide in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Whether you are an experienced RBT or newly certified through Ecademy, Elemy offers these benefits:

  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive pay
  • Growth opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • iPad for scheduling and client progress reporting
  • RBT Bonus Program, with the potential to earn an additional $1,000 per month
  • PTO
  • Health and life insurance benefits

Elemy currently offers services in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

If you hope to work as an ABA therapist in a different location, Elemy services will soon be offered in many other states across the country.

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers

Hopebridge offers center-based autism treatment provided by trained ABA therapists. Therapists have the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients in a supportive and collaborative environment. Supervision is offered to therapists who are not yet board-certified.

Hopebridge is also a designated Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider. Hopebridge employees are encouraged to take advantage of continuing education and learning opportunities that are offered directly in their centers. Board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and board-certified assistant behavior analysts (BCaBAs) have the chance to stay up-to-date on industry standards and on top of credits needed to maintain certification.

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers are currently offered in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a registered behavior technician (RBT) at Hopebridge is $16/hour. BCBAs earn an average annual salary of about $73,000.

Centria Autism

Centria Autism provides both in-home and center-based autism therapy services as well as tele-supervision. Centria Autism has served over 8,200 children with autism across multiple locations in the following states:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts

In each location, Centria Autism employs behavior technicians, BCBAs, licensed psychologists, and additional licensed professionals. Average Centria Healthcare salaries reported to Glassdoor are as follows:

  • Behavior technician: $17/hour
  • ABA therapist: $18/hour
  • Behavior consultant: $23/hour
  • BCBA: $76,096/year

Butterfly Effects

Butterfly Effects provides in-home family-centered ABA therapy for children with autism. With over 15 years of experience, Butterfly Effects offers ABA services to families across 12 states. The company boasts a network of over 100 BCBAs and 800 behavior technicians.

Butterfly Effects offers services in the following states:

  • California
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Competitive compensation, innovative training programs, full-time and part-time opportunities, and custom benefits packages are offered to BCBAs, clinical supervisors, behavior technicians/paraprofessionals, and RBTs. Behavior technician pay starts at $15–$25/hour, depending on location and experience.

Behavioral Innovations

Behavioral Innovations has been providing ABA therapy and early intervention services for over 20 years. With more than 60 centers located across Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma, Behavioral Innovations helps hundreds of children every year.

The company boasts a collaborative environment where RBTs and ABA therapists work together in center-based settings. Individualized care is provided to each child, as well as treatment recommendations and consultations.

Behavioral Innovations offers the following benefits to its behavior therapists:

  • Competitive salary
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Company-paid continuing education, licensure renewal, and supervision training
  • Comprehensive medical benefit plans
  • Employee discounts to gyms, movies, concerts, and more
  • Relocation assistance
  • Opportunities for career advancement, learning, and growth
  • Ongoing professional and career development

Average salaries at Behavioral Innovations, as reported on Glassdoor, are as follows:

  • Behavior technician: $14/hour
  • RBT: $15/hour
  • ABA therapist: $14/hour
  • BCBA: $60,337/year
  • Center administrator: $65,783/year
  • Clinical director: $84,949/year

Alternative Behavior Strategies

Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS) provides diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with autism and their families. ABS offers services at nine locations across California, Utah, and North Carolina.

Each center utilizes a holistic approach, providing the following services:

  • ABA therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual therapy and counseling

Ongoing staff training is provided regularly to encourage personal and professional development. Free supervision is also offered to individuals working toward their BCBA certification. These are additional employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Uncapped monthly bonus plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Phone and laptop stipend
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Referral bonus program
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional collaboration and support

ABS also provides technical and administrative support to each of its therapists. As an ABA therapist, you focus on providing high-quality support to your clients while a designated team covers intake, billing, and credentialing.

These are average salaries for therapists working at ABS:

  • Behavior technician: $18/hour
  • Registered behavior technician: $19/hour
  • BCBA: $91,088/year

Finding the Right ABA Company for You

There are many great ABA companies to work for across the country. The right employer for you will depend on your location and career goals.

If you are just starting out, finding a company that offers free supervision toward BCBA licensure may be important. Likewise, continuing education is necessary for all licensed individuals, so be sure to inquire about all professional development opportunities before signing on.

Whether you prefer to work in a center-based setting or provide in-home services, the right ABA therapy company is out there for you. Never underestimate the benefits of a collaborative and supportive work environment for helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.

References

Top Companies Hiring for ABA Therapists. (January 2021). Glassdoor. Elemy For Providers. Elemy.

Jobs With Hopebridge. Hopebridge.

Behavior Technician Jobs. Centria Autism.

Careers. Butterfly Effects.

Job Listings. Behavioral Interventions.

Careers at ABS Kids. ABS Kids.