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Average Addiction Counselor Salary

$39,642
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$875
Bonus
$1,750
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The average salary for an Addiction Counselor is $39,642.
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$53k
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What Do Addiction Counselors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Addiction Counselor

4.2 out of 5
(73)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Addiction Counselors?

Skills in Counseling, Group Therapy, Case Management and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling.

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 $37,980 based on 35 salaries. An early career Addiction Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,216 based on 195 salaries. A mid-career Addiction Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,471 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Addiction Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,974 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,697.
Employees with Addiction Counselor in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (6.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.7% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 422 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
8.3%