An Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $39,323 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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$28,278 - $53,908
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$54K
MEDIAN: $39,322
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$12.64 - $25.51
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,278 - $53,908  
   
Bonus
$750  
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$27,649 - $53,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$10.75 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,649 - $53,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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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Experience Affects Addiction Counselor Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Addiction Counselor Salaries

Patient Counseling
up arrow 15%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Group Therapy
up arrow 3%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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