Average Experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is $47,654.
MEDIAN $47,654
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$36k - $62k

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Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

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Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
Compliance Officer
Addiction Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
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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 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 $39,519 based on 13 salaries. An early career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,608 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,499 based on 82 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,941.

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