An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $36,483 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$27,991 - $46,246
(Median)
$28K
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$46K
MEDIAN: $36,483
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$10.98 - $20.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,991 - $46,246  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,744 - $44,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$19.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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).
)
$25,744 - $44,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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

  • 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 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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