The average salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor in New York, New York is $40,753.
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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 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy, 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 $34,601 based on 9 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,567 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,528 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,498 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,252.
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Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (14.3% less), Baltimore, Maryland (5.0% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (4.2% less).
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