Certified Addiction Counselor Salary
Median pay for Certified Addiction Counselors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.72 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. For the most part, Certified Addiction Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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
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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management. It is often found that people who know Counseling are also skilled in 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. 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 $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $49K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.