Chemical Dependency Counselor Salary (United States)

A Chemical Dependency Counselor earns an average salary of $34,961 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 Total Pay (?
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$25,779 - $45,520
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MEDIAN: $34,961
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Chemical Dependency Counselor Total Pay (?
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$11.36 - $21.85
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,779 - $45,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
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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$25,171 - $45,760  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $21.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
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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$25,171 - $45,760  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 422
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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.
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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
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Everett
up arrow 17%
Cincinnati
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 13%
Olympia
up arrow 12%
Spokane
up arrow 8%
Cleveland
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National Average
$35,000
Houston
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Chemical Dependency Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Chemical Dependency Counselor Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 1%
Counseling
0%
National Average
$35,000
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Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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