Addiction Therapist Salary

An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $47,444 per year.

$32,681 - $61,063
$33K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,348
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$13.57 - $24.92
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MEDIAN: $18.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,681 - $61,063  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,173 - $60,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$32,173 - $60,318  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

  • 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.
  • Maintain relationships with supportive organizations within the community.
  • Refer patients to alternative programs or methods of treatment.
  • Support medical doctors in patient addiction treatment as required.

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Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Therapist

Pay by Experience for an Addiction Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Addiction Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Addiction Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Addiction Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 16 salaries. An Addiction Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 12 salaries.

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
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Addiction Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Addiction Therapist Salaries

Counseling
▲7%

National Average
$44,000

Group Therapy
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 24%
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