$39,732
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Counseling skills in Austin, Texas is {{pay}} per hour.

The median Substance Abuse Counselor has a base pay of $39,732. Salaries generally range from $36k to $41k. The median bonus is . Skills that can affect salary include Counseling.
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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, including common issues for this population and established therapeutic techniques. It is important for the counselor to be able to work with people who come from a variety of age groups and cultures.

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About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
Austin:
$62,250
Texas:
$55,653
$1,139
Austin:
$282,700
Texas:
$152,000
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Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: