The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $37,646 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$28,974 - $50,516
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MEDIAN: $37,645
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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$12.56 - $30.92
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,974 - $50,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Total Pay (?
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$28,326 - $53,776  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $30.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$28,326 - $53,776  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.
Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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