$43,312
Avg. Salary
$19.64
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $19.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $43,312 per year.

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$14.58
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$25.37
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$57k
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MEDIAN $43,312
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$0$57K
Salary $32,615 - $57,247
Bonus $56.00 - $3,500
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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$31,131 - $55,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $14.58 - $25.37
Overtime $27.33
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $56.00 - $3,500
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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$31,131 - $55,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Licensed addition counselors (LAC) help people overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol, and they work primarily in stand-alone facilities, hospitals, other medical centers, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 36 salaries. A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 24 salaries.

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)?

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC):
Agency structure results in misuse of employee resources and contributes to communication issues. Lack of staff to cover responsibilities to clients in a timely manor. On the positive. Many awesome people I work with that have high work ethics as well as dedication to clients. There is wiggle room to implement creativity. Agency is supportive to in individuals with diabilities. Pleasent work environment.

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Salina:
"Disappointing."
Pros: I'm in my home town
Cons: Low paying jobs

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Deer Lodge:
"Wonderful working at MSP."
Pros: State employees are the best!
Cons: Small town with few curtural events.

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Ashland:
"Know your job responsibilities."
Practice is an important when becoming a new LAC.

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Columbus:
"No one expects you to know everything."
It gets easier. It takes time to get good at your field. Be patient. Ask questions and listen to those that have been doing this a while.

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Key Stats for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲10%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

Group Therapy
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 29%