Addiction Counselor Salary

An Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $39,383 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Patient Counseling is associated with high pay for this job.
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$28,778 - $54,852
$29K
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$55K
MEDIAN: $39,661
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$11.58 - $23.39
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MEDIAN: $16.84
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$0$54K
Salary $28,778 - $54,852
Bonus $509
Total Pay (?
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$27,134 - $52,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.58 - $23.39
Overtime $6.57 - $30.41
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $509
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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$27,134 - $52,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Addiction Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Addiction Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Addiction Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Addiction Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 49 salaries. An Addiction Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,017

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Key Stats for Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲32%

▲10%

National Average
$38,000

▼5%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Addiction Counselor Salaries

Patient Counseling
▲16%



Counseling
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 25%
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