Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salary

An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $37,106 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$28,398 - $49,580
$28K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,106
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50%
90%

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$11.66 - $24.36
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,398 - $49,580  
   
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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$25,657 - $49,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $24.36  
   
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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$25,657 - $49,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 18 salaries. An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$35,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 20%