Average Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$34,917
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$750
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The average salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Chicago, Illinois is $34,917.
10%
$28k
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$35k
90%
$50k
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Popular Skills for Substance Abuse Counselor

Skills in Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Case Management, Group Therapy 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 $32,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,630 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,705 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45,000.
Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 47.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (16.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 86 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
52.3%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
8.1%