$40,401
Avg. Salary
$18.13
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Group Therapy skills is $18.13 per hour.

The median Substance Abuse Counselor has a base pay of $40,401. Salaries generally range from $31k to $52k. The median bonus is . Skills that can affect salary include Group Therapy.
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$24.74
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MEDIAN $18.13
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MEDIAN $40,401
$30,838 - $52,152
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$0$52K
Salary $30,838 - $52,152
Bonus $99.67 - $3,878
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,400 - $51,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.41 - $24.74
Overtime $19.87 - $41.34
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $99.67 - $3,878
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,400 - $51,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

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

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Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%