Recovery Support Specialist Salary

Recovery Support Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.69 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Recovery Support Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Recovery Support Specialists survey respondents are women (73 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,775 - $50,507
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$51K
MEDIAN: $35,814
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$10.16 - $19.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,775 - $50,507  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,462 - $46,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$16.90 - $31.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000 - $9,000  
   
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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$22,462 - $46,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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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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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

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 33 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%
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