Certified Addiction Counselor Salary

Pay for Certified Addiction Counselors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.78 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Certified Addiction Counselors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two in five lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just under one-half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,553 - $51,064
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MEDIAN: $38,733
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$11.98 - $22.69
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$0$51K
Salary $26,553 - $51,064
Bonus $650
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$25,634 - $49,002
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $22.69
Overtime $24.41
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $650
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,634 - $49,002
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients
  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments

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Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Counselor


Certified Addiction Counselors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Group Therapy, Counseling, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management. Those familiar with Counseling also tend to know Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Certified Addiction Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Addiction Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Addiction Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Certified Addiction Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 19 salaries. A Certified Addiction Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Addiction Counselor

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲45%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$37,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

▲13%

National Average
$37,000

Counseling
▼1%

Case Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 36%
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