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Chemical Dependency Counselor Salary (United States)

A Chemical Dependency Counselor earns an average salary of $35,519 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Chemical Dependency Counselor Salary (?
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$25,682 - $45,152
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MEDIAN: $35,519
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Chemical Dependency Counselor Salary (?
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$11.42 - $21.89
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,682 - $45,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $950  
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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$25,134 - $45,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $21.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $950  
   
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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$25,134 - $45,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for Chemical Dependency Counselor

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

Common Career Paths for Chemical Dependency Counselor

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Dependency Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
up arrow 19%
Everett
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 12%
Olympia
up arrow 12%
Spokane
up arrow 5%
Cleveland
up arrow 4%
National Average
$35,000
Houston
up arrow 1%
Austin
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Chemical Dependency Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Chemical Dependency Counselor Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 1%
Counseling
0%
National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%