Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) earns an average salary of $42,450 per year. A skill in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,151 - $58,145
$31K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,442
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$14.22 - $24.98
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MEDIAN: $19.38
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,151 - $58,145  
   
Bonus
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$30,190 - $54,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$30,190 - $54,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 36 salaries. A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲12%

Case Management
▲2%

▲1%

Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 37%
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