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Recovery Support Specialist Salary

Pay for Recovery Support Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.57 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.86 per hour on the low end to $18.32 on the high end. The majority of Recovery Support Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Recovery Support Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,446 - $47,415
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$24,446 - $47,415  
   
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$0.00 - $10,067  
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$21,097 - $44,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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$9.86 - $18.32  
   
Overtime
$13.70 - $25.53  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$21,097 - $44,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Recovery Support Specialist

Recovery support specialists provide care for individuals recovering from substance abuse issues. These professionals perform a number of patient-related responsibilities such as conducting assessments, leading group sessions, helping develop life skills, and potentially facilitating interventions. Most of the recovery support specialist's work takes place in a facility equipped to handle substance abuse issues (such as a rehabilitation facility), though these specialists may perform outpatient- and intervention-related duties in alternative settings; in these cases, reliable transportation to reach alternate sites is necessary.

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Recovery Support Specialist Tasks

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

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Experience Affects Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 26%