The average salary for an Early-Career Addiction Therapist is $43,245.
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Job Description for Addiction Therapist
Addiction therapists work with individuals who are rehabilitating from substance abuse and other harmful behavioral activities. These therapists typically work in clinics and private practice, but are also employed by hospitals and even correctional facilities. They are responsible for assessing the level of harmful addiction or behavior in patients and overseeing one-on-one and group counseling to assist them in their recovery. Typically, addiction therapists must assess the severity of patien…Read more
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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling and Group Therapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Addiction Therapist
A mid-career Addiction Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,889 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Addiction Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,791 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,525.
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