Average Substance Abuse Counselor with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills Hourly Pay

$17.26
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$783
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning skills is $17.26.
10%
$13.04
MEDIAN
$17.26
90%
$23.35
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $23
Bonus
$160 - $2,750
Profit Sharing
$688 - $3,084
Total Pay
$28,867 - $51,478

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Job Description for Substance Abuse Counselor

The top respondents for the job title Substance Abuse Counselor are from the companies Colonial Management Group, LLC, Gateway Foundation, Inc. and Acadia, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at The Center for Behavioral Health where the average pay is $17.13. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Addiction Recovery Systems and MedMark Inc., earning around $17.00 and $16.92, respectively. Colonial Management Group, LLC pays the lowest at around $15.62. Gateway Foundation, Inc. and Behavioral Health Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.81 and $16.49, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor

Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling, Facilitator, Case Management, Group Therapy and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Substance Abuse Counselor

An entry-level Substance Abuse Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.64 based on 60 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.29 based on 716 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.19 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.30 based on 249 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.7% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (8.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.9% less) and San Diego, California (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,446 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
49.5%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
17.2%
Late Career
6.4%