Recovery Support Specialist Salary

For Recovery Support Specialists, hourly average wages total $13.55 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.01 per hour and $18.86. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Recovery Support Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Recovery Support Specialists making up 77 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,029 - $46,637
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,242
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$10.01 - $18.86
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,029 - $46,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,491 - $43,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $18.86  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $25.61  
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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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$21,491 - $43,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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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
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
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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