Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $39,647 per year.

$29,804 - $57,150
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,647
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$13.41 - $30.70
(Median)
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$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,804 - $57,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
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$29,563 - $58,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
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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$29,563 - $58,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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.

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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 25%
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