Certified Addiction Counselor Salary

Certified Addiction Counselors in the United States can expect wages of $16.54 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Addiction Counselors is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$26,264 - $50,858
$26K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,675
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$11.86 - $23.63
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MEDIAN: $16.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,264 - $50,858  
   
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).
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$25,450 - $50,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $23.63  
   
Overtime
$22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
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$25,450 - $50,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor

  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.

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Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Counselor


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Certified Addiction Counselors who took the survey. Those who have experience with Group Therapy, Counseling, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Case Management. For most people, competency in Counseling indicates knowledge of Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Addiction Counselors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $33K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $38K on average. Certified Addiction Counselors see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $53K.

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Key Stats for Certified Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲47%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲15%

Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Case Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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