Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $37,646 per year.
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$29,198 - $52,039
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MEDIAN: $37,645
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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Total Pay (?
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$12.90 - $30.86
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,198 - $52,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$28,803 - $54,893  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $30.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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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$28,803 - $54,893  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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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Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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