Average Substance Abuse Counselor with Writing Procedures & Documentation Skills Hourly Pay

$17.12
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$504
Bonus
$850
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills is $17.12.
10%
$13.32
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$17.12
90%
$21.89
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $22
Bonus
$98 - $3,000
Profit Sharing
$0 - $850
Total Pay
$28,899 - $49,467

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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor

Skills in Group Therapy, Case Management and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facilitator 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 $15.31 based on 25 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.35 based on 252 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.46 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.27 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (14.5% more) and Bakersfield, California (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (10.9% less), Los Angeles, California (6.8% less) and San Diego, California (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 521 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.8%
Early Career
48.4%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
4.8%