The average salary for an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor is $32,216 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,983 - $44,385
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,216
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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.73 - $21.77
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,983 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
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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$22,279 - $45,502  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $21.77  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $24.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
   
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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$22,279 - $45,502  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Job Description for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
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Experience Affects Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 42 votes.
Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%
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