The average pay for an Experienced Substance Abuse Counselor is $41,205 per year.

$30,948 - $58,841
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,205
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$14.65 - $26.94
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,948 - $58,841  
   
Bonus
$111.50 - $2,959  
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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$30,752 - $57,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $26.94  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$111.50 - $2,959  
   
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).
)
$30,752 - $57,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Skills That Affect Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Patient Counseling
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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Facilitator
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Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$41,000

Counseling
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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