Recovery Support Specialist Salary

The average Recovery Support Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.76 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Recovery Support Specialists making up 74 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,349 - $47,665
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$48K
MEDIAN: $35,882
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$10.05 - $19.16
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,349 - $47,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$21,451 - $44,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $19.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.21 - $25.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$21,451 - $44,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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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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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Experience Affects Recovery Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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