Certified Addiction Counselor Salary

Average Certified Addiction Counselors in the United States make around $16.89 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Certified Addiction Counselors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While nearly two in five report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,356 - $50,767
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MEDIAN: $39,501
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$12.16 - $22.73
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Salary $26,356 - $50,767
Bonus $1,000
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$25,977 - $49,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $22.73
Overtime $26.32
Annual Data $0$49K
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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$25,977 - $49,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor

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

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Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Counselor


Certified Addiction Counselors only report a few specific skills. 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 and Counseling. Most people who know Counseling also know 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
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲40%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries


National Average
$38,000

Counseling
▼5%

Case Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 40%
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