Average Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with Group Therapy Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with Group Therapy skills is $43,009.
MEDIAN $43,009
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$35k - $57k
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$32k - $57k

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Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

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Popular Skills for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Clinical Assessment and Patient Counseling 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 $39,604 based on 5 salaries. An early career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,969 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,908 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,232 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,463.
Employees with Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.4% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Billings, Montana (0.2% less).

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