The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $41,095 per year.

$30,184 - $57,066
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,095
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$14.48 - $25.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,184 - $57,066  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$30,213 - $54,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$24.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$30,213 - $54,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Licensed addition counselors (LAC) help people overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol, and they work primarily in stand-alone facilities, hospitals, other medical centers, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

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

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Columbus:
"No one expects you to know everything."
It gets easier. It takes time to get good at your field. Be patient. Ask questions and listen to those that have been doing this a while.

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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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Case Management
up arrow 2%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$41,000

Group Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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