An Addiction Counselor earns an average wage of C$20.61 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$32,746 - C$79,123
C$33K
C$50K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$49,659
10%
50%
90%
C$15.00 - C$29.55
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.41
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$79K
Salary C$32,746 - C$79,123
Bonus C$600
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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C$31,711 - C$69,521
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$15.00 - C$29.55
Overtime C$30.34
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$600
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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C$31,711 - C$69,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

Job Description for Addiction Counselor

An addiction counselor works with patients who have problems with substance abuse. The counselor manages patients' cases and provides counseling to help them overcome these addictions. The addiction counselor may work at a school or medical facility and provide individual or group counseling; counseling may include dealing with addictions, issues involving mental health, and helping the patients develop their interpersonal skills. The addiction counselor may also need to perform screening for prospective patients or clients as well.

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Addiction Counselor Tasks

  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Addiction Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Addiction Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Addiction Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Addiction Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 20 salaries. An Addiction Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Addiction Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
C$46,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Addiction Counselor Salaries

Counseling
▲6%

National Average
C$46,000

Group Therapy
▼2%

Case Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 30%