£21,876
Avg. Salary
£8.75
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor is £8.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor is £21,876 per year.

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MEDIAN £21,876
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£14,592 - £28,600
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse counselors provide therapy to individuals struggling with issues related to alcohol and/or drug use. They may lead group counseling and support groups, as well as conduct one-on-one sessions with patients; employers may include nonprofit and for-profit healthcare providers, government entities and nonprofit organizations that provide counseling services. These counselors must have an excellent understanding of how to work with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, including common issues for this population and established therapeutic techniques. It is important for the counselor to be able to work with people who come from a variety of age groups and cultures.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Pay By Employer

$0$49K

$33,705

Acadia, Inc.
21 profiles
$39,520

$32,828

$31,892

$35,360

$24,960

MedMark Inc.
7 profiles
$35,185

$41,130

$36,812

Gaudenzia, Inc.
5 profiles
$35,802

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

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Q: What is it like working as a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Substance Abuse Counselor in Portsmouth:
Pros: The meaningful work I do.
Cons: Low pay, poor support, too many responsibilities for my pay scale.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Torquay:
Pros: I love the Job I do. Helping people who truly want to get better is amazing.
Cons:

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
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dental benefits
Dental:
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Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%