The average hourly pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Baltimore, Maryland is $17.75.
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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, Case Management, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy.
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 $15.72 based on 5 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.28 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.31 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.61 based on 5 salaries.
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Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (14.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.8% less), Los Angeles, California (9.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.0% less).
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