Average Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Hourly Pay

$17.60
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$983
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor is $17.60.
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$12.63
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$17.60
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$24.73
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What Do Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors Do?

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol 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 Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor

4.3 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors?

An entry-level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.37 based on 37 salaries. An early career Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.13 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.75 based on 210 salaries. An experienced Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.29 based on 144 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 10.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.3% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (9.3% less), Portland, Oregon (5.3% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 783 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
42.0%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
8.0%