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Addiction Therapist Salary

An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $44,485 per year. A skill in Counseling is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,837 - $60,745
MEDIAN: $44,484

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$31,837 - $60,745  
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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).
$32,437 - $60,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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.


Addiction Therapist Tasks

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

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Addiction Therapist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


69 %
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 11%