An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $36,570 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$28,474 - $46,764
$28K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $36,570
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$11.85 - $20.58
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,474 - $46,764  
   
Bonus
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
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$26,311 - $45,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $20.58  
   
Overtime
$19.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,050  
   
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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$26,311 - $45,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor

An alcohol and drug addiction counselor manages cases for patients and recommends/administers various programs to help them recover. The counselor will administer tests and analyses to the patient by interview in order to determine the severity of the case and what should be done to resolve it.

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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Tasks

  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans.
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.

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Key Stats for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
056
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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