The average salary for an Addiction Counselor is $39,733.
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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 pr…Read more
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 and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.
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 $38,314 based on 116 salaries. An early career Addiction Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,561 based on 251 salaries. A mid-career Addiction Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,358 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Addiction Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,452 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,970.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Addiction Counselor in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 22.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (4.4% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (3.0% less).
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