Whether you’re an experienced BCBA, or new to behavior analysis, this ranking will help you find the autism-specialized behavior analysis company in Philadelphia that’s a good fit for you. There are many ways to serve those with autism, and these organizations represent the variety of approaches. Some work through school districts, while others work with communities through clinics or by providing in-home services directly. There are a variety of kinds of jobs in the field of behavior analysis – from entry-level jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree to master’s level jobs requiring the BCBA.
In this article, we provide an overview of publicly available information on what top behavior analysis companies in Philadelphia offer employees regarding pay, benefits, career advancement opportunities, continuing education support, and organizational focus.
In order to be eligible for this ranking, companies had to have at least 10 reviews on Glassdoor.com. We present them here according to their employee ranking score on that site. Companies in the first section of this ranking are locally headquartered. National companies with presence in Philadelphia are ranked in their own section. Because their employee review scores are higher than those of their competitors, we consider these ten to be among the best of the more than 20 companies offering behavior analysis jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, including South Jersey and northern Delaware.
Behavior Analysis Employers in Philadelphia (locally-headquartered)
#1. CCRES Educational and Behavioral Health Services
CCRES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. CCRES collaborates with with behavioral health units in Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster/Lebanon, and Montgomery County. CCRES offers high salaries, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching, flexible hours throughout the daytime including afternoon and evening. Employees who are still earning their degree can work with CCRES’ local educational partners Eastern University and Saint Joseph’s University for reduced tuition.
#2. Special People in Northeast (SPIN)
Internships are available at SPIN for students looking to explore the field. In addition to internships, at the time of this writing SPIN was looking to fill several open positions including Behavior Specialist I, Licensed Behavior Specialist, Direct Support Professional, and Program Specialist I. Philly.com named SPIN a top place to work in 2015. SPIN offers medical, dental, and vision insurance. Employees can claim up to $2,500/year in tuition assistance, and engage in on-site undergrad and graduate programs offered in partnership with a local college. Other benefits include a 403(b) retirement plan, three weeks of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and an employee wellness program.
#3. ABA2DAY Behavior Services, LLC
ABA2DAY works with the community, families, and schools to serve children ages 18 months to 15 years. They are currently hiring full/part time behavior analysts and seeking independent contractor therapists to join their team. Full time compensation for salaried employees ranges from $48,000 and $52,000 per year. Hourly rates are between $10-$16/hr. ABA2DAY runs multiple programs aimed decreasing inappropriate behavior and teaching communication skills, social skills, play skills, academic skills, and life skills.
#4. Child Guidance Resource Centers
Full-time salaries range between $30,000 and $40,000 per year according to employee reporting to Indeed.com. Employee reviews on Glassdoor and Indeed.com have excellent things to say about the benefits package. CGRC also provides some benefits to part time employees. CGRC serves over 10,000 children and recently went through some leadership changes at the executive level.
#5. Lovaas Institute
Positions available vary by office and include behavior therapist, senior instructor, managing/assistant supervisor, consultant, and New Jersey certified teacher of the handicapped. All PA positions in PA offices require a bachelor’s degree. Both part time and full time positions are available. Lovaas Institute offers flexible schedules, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health, dental, and a 401(k). Starting pay varies based on education, experience, and office location.
Bancroft offers services to autistic and intellectually and developmentally disabled children and adults at home and in the community. Bancroft reimburses tuition up to $5,250 per year towards a degree that relates to the work the employee does with the organization. A master’s in applied behavior analysis is offered to employees on site at Bancroft at no cost to selected participants. All this in addition to a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage which begins after 60 days of employment. PTO is based on years of service.
#7. Behavior Interventions
Behavior Interventions is an applied behavior analysis provider to school districts, intermediate units, private health insurance, cyber schools and specializes in tailoring services to each institution’s unique needs. Positions are split between contract 1099 positions and employed W2 positions. Contract positions include personal care assistant, behavior technician, and registered behavior technician. W2 positions include registered behavior technician, assistant behavior analyst, and board certified behavior analyst.
Behavior Analysis Employers in Philadelphia (nationally-headquartered)
#1. Early Autism Project Inc.
The Early Autism Project partners with Education Alternatives for Applied Behavior Analysis to provide a full range of ABA and consultation services to school districts for preschool and school-age children. Ed-Alt provides services in homes and clinics throughout the state including Philadelphia. Salaries for therapists and ABA therapists range from $9.76/hr to $11.18/hr.
#2. Epic Developmental Services
While Epic Developmental Services is a national organization, they have locations in both Philadelphia and Trevose. While career opportunities are specific to the needs of a given office, some of the positions hired at both full-time and part-time are ABA therapist, assistant behavior analyst, behavior technician, certified special education instructor, and licensed behavior specialist consultant. Benefits depend on full or part time status and position but health, dental, vision, and life insurance are available, as is a 401(k) according to employee reporting on Glassdoor.com.
#3. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux offers its services in hospital, residential, community, and school settings. These evidence-based treatment and special education, transition and independent life services, and comprehensive assessment, diagnostics, and measurement. Employees accrue PTO based on how long they’ve been employed with Devereux with employees of more than two years earning 24 PTO days per year. Other benefits include health management leave, medical and dental insurance, mental health coverage (in-network benefits are provided at 100% coverage), tuition assistance, and retirement benefits.