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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $38,577 per year.
$29,318 - $53,249
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MEDIAN: $38,576
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$13.17 - $30.86
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$29,318 - $53,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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$29,094 - $57,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $30.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$29,094 - $57,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
United States (change)

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)

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%