Recovery Support Specialist Salary

Recovery Support Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.62 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Recovery Support Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Female Recovery Support Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,783 - $49,176
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MEDIAN: $35,016
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$10.14 - $19.41
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,783 - $49,176  
   
Bonus
$1,163 - $7,728  
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$22,240 - $46,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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$10.14 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$17.28 - $29.45  
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$1,163 - $7,728  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,240 - $46,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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

  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans.
  • Perform substance abuse or other disorder 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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Recovery Support Specialist Reviews

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Health and Wellness
▲9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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