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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor is $34,038 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,624 - $44,366
(Median)
$27K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $34,037
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$9.91 - $21.78
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,624 - $44,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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).
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$23,563 - $45,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $21.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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).
)
$23,563 - $45,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%