The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Chemical Dependency Counselor is $15.83.
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Job Description for Chemical Dependency Counselor
Chemical Dependency Counselors are people who help those suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, and other chemical dependencies. They can be someone's sole lifeline when a person decides to start their recovery process. Counselors help to find the roots of their clients' dependency and form a trusting relationship so that they can assist them through a treatment program. Depending on the client's circumstances, treatment options can vary, so a chemical dependency counselor should be knowledg…Read more
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Popular Skills for Chemical Dependency Counselor
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Skills in Counseling, Group Therapy, Case Management, Patient Counseling and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Dependency Counselor
An entry-level Chemical Dependency Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.82 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Dependency Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.32 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Chemical Dependency Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.11 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chemical Dependency Counselor in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Buffalo, New York (23.2% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (14.4% less), Houston, Texas (11.6% less) and Dayton, Ohio (10.0% less).
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