Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary

The average Entry-Level Certified Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor earns approximately $15.60 per hour. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,716 - $48,024
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$48K
MEDIAN: $37,146
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$11.73 - $22.86
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Salary $26,716 - $48,024
Bonus $976
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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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$25,225 - $48,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $22.86
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.24 - $33.64
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $976
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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$25,225 - $48,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 204

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,181

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors, 12 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (15 percent less) and Des Moines (13 percent less).

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.

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Syracuse:
"There would be nice to raise."
Start out in a place where there is room to grow.

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Malibu:
"That it is hard on your heart to see the population relapse."
Keep on keepin' on--you can do it!

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 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Counseling
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%
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