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Average Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

$44,009
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$512
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The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $44,009.
10%
$34k
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$44k
90%
$57k
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What Do Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

3.8 out of 5
(57)
Highly Satisfied
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What Are Popular Skills for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)s?

Skills in Counseling, 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 Group Therapy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)s?

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 $39,866 based on 13 salaries. An early career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,480 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,283 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,361 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,763.
Employees with Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (9.1% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Billings, Montana (4.7% less), Fargo, North Dakota (1.7% less) and St. Paul, Minnesota (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 285 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
36.5%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
12.3%