Certified Addiction Counselor Salary

The average Certified Addiction Counselor in the United States earns approximately $16.54 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Certified Addiction Counselors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Certified Addiction Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,264 - $50,557
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$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,435
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$12.14 - $22.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,264 - $50,557  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,884 - $49,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $22.45  
   
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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$25,884 - $49,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor

  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans.
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.

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Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Counselor


Certified Addiction Counselors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Group Therapy, Counseling, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management. Most people skilled in Counseling are similarly competent in Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Certified Addiction Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Addiction Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Addiction Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Certified Addiction Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 19 salaries. A Certified Addiction Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲46%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲14%

National Average
$36,000

Counseling
▼1%

Case Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 40%
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