$42,500
Avg. Salary
$14.42
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Counseling skills in Trenton, New Jersey is $14.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Counseling skills in Trenton, New Jersey is $42,500 per year.

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MEDIAN $42,500
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Salary $42,500
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$25,301 - $76,004
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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 Trenton, New Jersey

Mercer County, New Jersey
84,231
Male:
42,581 (50.6%)
Female:
41,650 (49.4%)
Trenton is a city in the U.S. state of New Jersey; it is the state capital and the county seat of Mercer County, as well as a former capital of the United States. The city's metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state's 10th-largest municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 84,034 in 2014. Trenton dates back at least to June 3, 1719, when mention was made of a constable being appointed for Trenton, while the area was still part of Hunterdon County. Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township as of March 2, 1720, a courthouse and jail were constructed in Trenton around 1720...
Trenton:
$35,041
New Jersey:
$72,222
$888
Trenton:
$93,700
New Jersey:
$322,600
8.1%

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

1-4 years
45%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
9%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: