Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor is $34,671 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.

$26,809 - $45,697
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,671
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$10.30 - $21.08
(Median)
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,809 - $45,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
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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$24,975 - $45,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $21.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
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).
)
$24,975 - $45,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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