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Counselor Substance Abuse Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,964 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Counselor Substance Abuse is $52,964 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Counselor Substance Abuse is between $39,010 and $64,604. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Counselor Substance Abuse. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Advises and aids individuals and families requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems, such as alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Develops program for treatment and rehabilitation of client, using knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse problems and counseling and treatment techniques.
  • Typically requires certification by State or other governing body.
Counselor Substance Abuse Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job family population: 95,410

Estimated population of Counselor Substance Abuse jobs: 87,882

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Counselor Substance Abuse Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Therapist - Substance Abuse Mental Health
Apr 5
Kankakee, IL, USA
Banyan Treatment Center
Counsel and advise individuals or groups with substance abuse problems. * Develop and implement individual treatment plans. * Establish treatment goals and milestones with clients. * Prepare progress ...
Substance Counselor
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Haymarket Center
Substance Abuse Counselor (LSW, CADC, LPC, LCPC, LCSW ONLY) Facilitates and monitors physical and emotional health status of adult patients being treated for substance use and/or mental health issues.
Substance Use Counselor
Feb 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
SUMMARY The purpose of the Substance Use Counselor position is to treat clients who suffer from ... Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). Familiar with ASAM Criteria and ...
Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor - Recovery Coach
May 18
Chicago, IL, USA
Maxim Healthcare Services
RecoveryCoach- Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Location: Hospitalin Chicago, IL ... Substance Abuse and Mental Health experience · Experience with evidence based approaches ...
Addictions Counselor
Apr 25
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Services include substance abuse assessments, treatment planning, individual counseling, referral/linkage, crisis intervention, drug screens and other advocacy. * Also works in collaboration with ...
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