The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor in San Diego, California is $16.86.
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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
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Skills in Counseling and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facilitator, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Substance Abuse Counselor
An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.85 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.24 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.49 based on 10 salaries.
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Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (20.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.2% less), Los Angeles, California (4.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).
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