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Recovery Support Specialist Salary

The average Recovery Support Specialist in the United States earns approximately $13.65 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.98 per hour and $18.80. For the most part, Recovery Support Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Recovery Support Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,816 - $47,073
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$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,543
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$9.98 - $18.80
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,816 - $47,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$21,312 - $44,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.80  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $25.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$21,312 - $44,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 24%
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