Recovery Support Specialist Salary

The average Recovery Support Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.91 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Female Recovery Support Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,630 - $50,049
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MEDIAN: $35,291
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$10.19 - $19.31
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Salary $25,630 - $50,049
Bonus $811 - $8,877
Profit Sharing $950
Total Pay (?
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$22,368 - $46,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.19 - $19.31
Overtime $16.74 - $30.56
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $811 - $8,877
Profit Sharing $950
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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$22,368 - $46,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

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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

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

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Q: What is it like working as a Recovery Support Specialist?

Recovery Support Specialist in Ronkonkoma:
"What it's like."
Pros: Supporting others. Making a difference. Changing lives and encouraging others who don't believe in themselves.
Cons: Poor communication amongst staff. Miscommunication. Lack of supervision.

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Key Stats for Recovery Support Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Health and Wellness
▲7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲5%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%
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