An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $47,113 per year.

$35,895 - $61,010
$36K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,113
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$13.57 - $25.22
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$25
MEDIAN: $18.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,895 - $61,010  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,722 - $60,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$33,722 - $60,411  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Addiction Therapist

Addiction therapists work with individuals who are rehabilitating from substance abuse and other harmful behavioral activities. These therapists typically work in clinics and private practice, but are also employed by hospitals and even correctional facilities. They are responsible for assessing the level of harmful addiction or behavior in patients and overseeing one-on-one and group counseling to assist them in their recovery.

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Addiction Therapist Tasks

  • Refer patients to alternative programs or methods of treatment.
  • Support medical doctors in patient addiction treatment as required.
  • Maintain relationships with supportive organizations within the community.
  • Offer counseling and addiction support treatment to addicted individuals, their support groups, and the community.
  • Outline and execute treatment plans customized to each patient's unique situation.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Addiction Therapist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Addiction Therapist?

Addiction Therapist in United States:
"What skills I would really be using today."
Work hands on with patients as much as possible firmly embrace the 12 Step Program.

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Key Stats for Addiction Therapist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Addiction Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Addiction Therapist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Group Therapy
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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