Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary

An average Entry-Level Certified Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor can expect to take home roughly $15.23 per hour. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,645 - $46,945
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MEDIAN: $36,189
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$11.30 - $22.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,645 - $46,945  
   
Bonus
$989  
Total Pay (?
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$24,906 - $47,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $22.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.93 - $34.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$989  
   
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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$24,906 - $47,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,393

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For Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (13 percent lower) and Des Moines (11 percent lower).

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Santa Rosa:
"Keep you life private."
In a Native American organization its best to keep your personal life as private as possible.

Key Stats for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Group Therapy
▲2%

Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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