Average Addiction Counselor Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for an Addiction Counselor in Canada is C$20.61.
MEDIAN C$20.61
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Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$32
C$0 - C$1,000
Total Pay
C$34,301 - C$73,344

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Job Description for Addiction Counselor

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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Popular Skills for Addiction Counselor

Skills in Counseling, Group Therapy, Case Management and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Counselor

An entry-level Addiction Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$19.78 based on 5 salaries. An early career Addiction Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.35 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Addiction Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.49 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Addiction Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.68 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$25.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Addiction Counselor in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (1.9% less) and Brampton, Ontario (1.3% less).

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