Substance Abuse Counselor with Writing Procedures & Documentation Skills Salary

The average rate for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills is $16.53 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$29,613 - $54,706
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$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,521
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$13.07 - $21.31
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MEDIAN: $16.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,613 - $54,706  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,171 - $49,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $21.31  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $32.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$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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$28,171 - $49,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Pay by Experience Level for Substance Abuse Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Substance Abuse Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Substance Abuse Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Substance Abuse Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 27 salaries. A Substance Abuse Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%
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