An Addiction Therapist earns an average salary of $48,743 per year.

$38,451 - $61,043
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$38K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,743
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$13.57 - $25.22
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,451 - $61,043  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,479 - $60,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Total Pay (?
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$33,479 - $60,551  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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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 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Addiction Therapist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Group Therapy
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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