Entry-Level Substance Abuse Counselor Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Substance Abuse Counselor earns an average salary of $31,641 per year.
Entry-Level Substance Abuse Counselor Total Pay (?
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$25,115 - $42,957
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,640
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Entry-Level Substance Abuse Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.21 - $20.17
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,115 - $42,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$23,797 - $42,918  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$4.86 - $29.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$23,797 - $42,918  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,225
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Counseling
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Case Management
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Facilitator
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National Average
$31,000

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Gender

Female
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Male
34%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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