$42,500
Avg. Salary
$15.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $15.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $42,500 per year.

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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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Substance Abuse Counselor Tasks
  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
60%

Skills That Affect Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Case Management
▲3%

Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 20%