Average Substance Abuse Counselor Hourly Pay at Behavioral Health Group

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The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor at Behavioral Health Group is $15.94.
MEDIAN $15.94
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $19
Total Pay
$24,080 - $42,354

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Job Description 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.

Career Paths

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Substance Abuse Counselor
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Licensed Professional Counselor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor

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.

Years of Experience

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Early Career