Addiction Counselor Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Addiction Counselor is $34,702 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,924 - $47,207
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MEDIAN: $34,701
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Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.39 - $22.05
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,924 - $47,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$24,277 - $47,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $22.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$24,277 - $47,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Job Description for Addiction Counselor
  • 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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Baltimore
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$35,000
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Experience Affects Addiction Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Addiction Counselor Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 5%
Counseling
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 24%
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