$37,974
Avg. Salary
$12.21
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia is $12.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia is $37,974 per year.

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MEDIAN $37,974
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Salary $27,793 - $54,025
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$26,000 - $54,916
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
1-4 years
93%
5-9 years
7%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 36%