Addiction Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Addiction Counselor is $35,854 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,730 - $50,951

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$12.41 - $25.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,730 - $50,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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$26,113 - $52,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,113 - $52,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Addiction Counselor

An addiction counselor works with patients who have problems with substance abuse. The counselor manages patients' cases and provides counseling to help them overcome these addictions. The addiction counselor may work at a school or medical facility and provide individual or group counseling; counseling may include dealing with addictions, issues involving mental health, and helping the patients develop their interpersonal skills. The addiction counselor may also need to perform screening for prospective patients or clients as well.

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Addiction Counselor Tasks

  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.

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Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Counselor

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Experience Affects Addiction Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Addiction Counselor Salaries

Case Management
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Group Therapy
up arrow 3%

Counseling
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%
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