The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor at Behavioral Health Group is $15.94.
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Job Description for Substance Abuse Counselor
Substance abuse counselors provide therapy to individuals struggling with issues related to alcohol and/or drug use. They may lead group counseling and support groups, as well as conduct one-on-one sessions with patients; employers may include nonprofit and for-profit healthcare providers, government entities and nonprofit organizations that provide counseling services. These counselors must have an excellent understanding of how to work with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, incl…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Substance Abuse Counselor
The top respondents for the job title Substance Abuse Counselor are from the companies Acadia, Inc., Colonial Management Group, LLC and Gateway Foundation, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Catholic Charities where the average pay is $19.77. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Acadia, Inc. and The Center for Behavioral Health, earning around $18.22 and $17.90, respectively. The Salvation Army pays the lowest at around $12.00. Gateway Foundation, Inc. and Colonial Management Group, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.80 and $16.04, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor
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Skills in Counseling, Group Therapy and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management.
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