Certified Addiction Counselor Salary
The average Certified Addiction Counselor in the United States earns approximately $15.66 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. The majority of Certified Addiction Counselors (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$26,451 - $50,677|
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|$25,205 - $50,564|
|Hourly Rate||$11.69 - $24.81|
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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor
- Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
- Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.
- Manage caseload and documentation.
- Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans.
- Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients.
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Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Counselor
Certified Addiction Counselors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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. Most people skilled in Counseling are similarly competent in Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Certified Addiction Counselors. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.
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