The average salary for a Mid-Career Substance Abuse Counselor is $39,315 per year.

$29,893 - $50,983
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,314
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$13.20 - $24.06
(Median)
$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,893 - $50,983  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $3,878  
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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$29,076 - $50,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $24.06  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $42.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$103.04 - $3,878  
   
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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$29,076 - $50,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Skills That Affect Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Patient Counseling
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Group Therapy
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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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Counseling
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
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National Average
$38,000

Facilitator
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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