Average Addiction Therapist Salary

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The average salary for an Addiction Therapist is $46,747.
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Job Description for Addiction Therapist

Addiction Therapist Tasks
  • Offer counseling and addiction support treatment to addicted individuals, their support groups, and the community.
  • Outline and execute treatment plans customized to each patient's unique situation.
  • Maintain relationships with supportive organizations within the community.
  • Refer patients to alternative programs or methods of treatment.
  • Support medical doctors in patient addiction treatment as required.

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Popular Skills for Addiction Therapist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Therapist

An early career Addiction Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,699 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Addiction Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,729 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Addiction Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,114 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,686.
Employees with Addiction Therapist in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 38.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.1% more) and Delray Beach, Florida (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (9.1% less) and Knoxville, Tennessee (0.8% less).

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