Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in Los Angeles

A Substance Abuse Counselor in Los Angeles, California earns an average wage of $13.35 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Group Therapy is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,169 - $47,667

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$10.67 - $20.61

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,169 - $47,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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$24,243 - $46,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $25.43  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$24,243 - $46,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Substance Abuse Counselor in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Substance Abuse Counselor in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 22%

Counseling
up arrow 6%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$32,000

Facilitator
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 43%
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