A Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor earns an average salary of $34,825 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,718 - $50,486
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MEDIAN: $34,825
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Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.34 - $21.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,718 - $50,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
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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$23,901 - $49,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $21.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
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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$23,901 - $49,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 856
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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New York
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San Diego
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Detroit
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National Average
$33,000
Baltimore
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Portland
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Counseling
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National Average
$33,000
Case Management
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Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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