$42,818
Avg. Salary
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A Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) earns an average salary of $42,450 per year. A skill in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,051 - $56,428
$31K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,818
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$14.35 - $25.48
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$0$56K
Salary $31,051 - $56,428
Bonus $0.30 - $4,848
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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$30,397 - $54,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.35 - $25.48
Overtime $18.50 - $36.97
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.30 - $4,848
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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$30,397 - $54,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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) Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients
  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments

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.

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Key Stats for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲11%

Case Management
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Group Therapy
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%