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.

$32,866 - $60,931

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$11.23 - $26.21

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,866 - $60,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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$32,822 - $60,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $26.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$32,822 - $60,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Therapist

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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 15%
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