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Addiction Therapist Salary

An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $42,951 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.
$31,562 - $60,331
MEDIAN: $42,950

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$31,562 - $60,331  
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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).
$32,109 - $59,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
United States (change)

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Addiction Therapist Salaries

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National Average

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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: 33% employee benefits None: 11%