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Addiction Therapist Salary (United States)

An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $42,647 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Counseling is associated with high pay for this job.
Addiction Therapist Salary (?
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$31,459 - $59,498
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National Salary Data

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$31,459 - $59,498  
   
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$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$32,109 - $57,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Addiction Therapist

  • 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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Experience Affects Addiction Therapist Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 11%