Recovery Support Specialist Salary

Recovery Support Specialists in the United States take home approximately $13.58 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $10.01 per hour on the low end to $18.88 on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most Recovery Support Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Recovery Support Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,065 - $46,569

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$10.01 - $18.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,065 - $46,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,442 - $43,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $18.88  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $25.61  
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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$21,442 - $43,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

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: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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