Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $38,382 per year.
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$29,223 - $53,056
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MEDIAN: $38,381
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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$13.17 - $30.65
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,223 - $53,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$29,062 - $57,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $30.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$29,062 - $57,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

  • 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 by Experience Level for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 24%
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