Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary (United States)

A Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor earns an average salary of $35,779 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary (?
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$24,892 - $51,241
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MEDIAN: $35,779
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Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary (?
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$10.31 - $21.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,892 - $51,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$24,152 - $50,208  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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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$24,152 - $50,208  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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Job Description for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor

A Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor can work in inpatient as well as outpatient centers, as well as with colleges, job corps, correction facilities or in any place that deals with chemically addicted individuals. These counselors may do either one-on-one or group therapy sessions. They may have to screen individuals for placement in a treatment program and do preliminary assessments on addiction related conditions. Individuals seeking a job as a certified drug and alcohol counselor must have a Bachelor's degree, at the very least, and be certified and/or licensed in the state where they are seeking employment.
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Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Tasks
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.

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Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Houston
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San Diego
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Baltimore
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Sacramento
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National Average
$34,000
Los Angeles
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Portland
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Counseling
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National Average
$34,000
Group Therapy
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Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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