Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Addiction Counselor is $39,928
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Counselors?
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 $38,382 based on 33 salaries. An early career Addiction Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,160 based on 172 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Addiction Counselors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.