The average salary for a Late-Career Substance Abuse Counselor is $47,734.
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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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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor
Skills in Group Therapy and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facilitator, Case Management 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 $34,805 based on 222 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,182 based on 1,820 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,565 based on 771 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,971 based on 591 salaries.
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Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (5.7% less).
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