Substance Abuse Counselor in Charlotte, North Carolina Salary

A Substance Abuse Counselor in Charlotte, North Carolina earns an average salary of $35,984 per year.

$25,532 - $52,423
$26K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,599
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Salary $25,532 - $52,423
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$29,000 - $51,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • 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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Substance Abuse Counselor Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Perform substance abuse or other disorder evaluations for patients
  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments

About Charlotte, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
827,121
Male:
396,646 (48.0%)
Female:
430,475 (52.0%)
Charlotte /ˈʃɑːrlət/ is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and the second largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. Charlotte is the third fastest growing major city in the United States. In 2014, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 809,958, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd largest in the US and had a 2014 population of 2,380,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2014 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,537,990. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans." It is listed as a "gamma-plus" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east...
Charlotte:
$53,919
North Carolina:
$47,830
$978
Charlotte:
$188,800
North Carolina:
$160,100
5.2%

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Skills That Affect Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Case Management
▼2%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼6%

Group Therapy
▼9%

Facilitator
▼9%

Counseling
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: