Average Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

$43,200
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$800
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The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $43,200.
10%
$33k
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$43k
90%
$56k
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$33k - $56k
Bonus
$96 - $2k
Total Pay
$31k - $56k

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Popular Skills for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Skills in Group Therapy, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Clinical Assessment 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 Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

An entry-level Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,508 based on 14 salaries. An early career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,433 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,613 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,838 based on 70 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,598.
Employees with Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.7% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Billings, Montana (13.3% less) and Fargo, North Dakota (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 320 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
11.3%