Average Late-Career Substance Abuse Counselor Salary

$47,734
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$500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Substance Abuse Counselor is $47,734.
10%
$35k
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$48k
90%
$62k
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$35k - $62k
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$101 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $61k

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

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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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,404 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
53.5%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
17.4%