Average Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

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The average salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Boston, Massachusetts is $41,502.
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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 Case Management, Group Therapy and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Substance Abuse Counselor

An early career Substance Abuse Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,117 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Substance Abuse Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,570 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Substance Abuse Counselor in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 23.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (15.2% less), Baltimore, Maryland (6.8% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (5.1% less).

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