Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $41,659 per year.

$30,363 - $58,161
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,659
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$14.56 - $25.50
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MEDIAN: $19.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,363 - $58,161  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$30,384 - $55,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $25.50  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
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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$30,384 - $55,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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

  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans.
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.

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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

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)?

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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Key Stats for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲9%

Case Management
▲2%

Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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