The average salary for an Early-Career Chemical Dependency Counselor with Patient Counseling skills is $36,589.
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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
Skills in Group Therapy, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Counseling.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Dependency Counselor
A mid-career Chemical Dependency Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,500 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Chemical Dependency Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,447 based on 12 salaries.
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