Average Early-Career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills Salary

$43,359
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The average salary for an Early-Career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning skills is $43,359.
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$32k
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MEDIAN $43,359
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$32k - $52k
Total Pay
$30k - $55k

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Job Description for Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Career Paths

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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 Patient Counseling and Clinical Assessment are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy 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 $40,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,891 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,149 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,718.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 76 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Mid Career
32.9%
Experienced
44.7%
Late Career
14.5%