Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors sits in the ballpark of $15.61 per hour. Most Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,950 - $48,080
$27K
$37K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,163
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$11.66 - $22.58
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$0$48K
Salary $26,950 - $48,080
Bonus $976
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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$25,112 - $48,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.66 - $22.58
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.18 - $33.76
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $976
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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$25,112 - $48,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202

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Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,157

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (15 percent less) and Des Moines (14 percent less).

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Santa Rosa:
"Keep you life private."
In a Native American organization its best to keep your personal life as private as possible.

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Syracuse:
"There would be nice to raise."
Start out in a place where there is room to grow.

Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Malibu:
"That it is hard on your heart to see the population relapse."
Keep on keepin' on--you can do it!

Key Stats for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries

Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Counseling
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%
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