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Drug Abuse Counselor Salary

$48,876 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$826

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Drug Abuse Counselor is $48,876 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Drug Abuse Counselor is between $35,999 and $59,618. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Drug Abuse Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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.
Drug Abuse Counselor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job family population: 267,730

Estimated population of Drug Abuse Counselor jobs: 246,606

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,661
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Drug Abuse Counselor Job Listings for United States

Licensed A&D Abuse Counselor
Nov 22
Portageville, MO, USA
Corizon Health
... inmates of the Substance Abuse Treatment program as a primary counselor 2. Primary counselor ... Background check, security clearance, and drug screening required. Corizon Health. Keywords
Substance Abuse Counselor
Oct 29
Goodlettsville, TN, USA
Corizon Health
... of the Substance Abuse Treatment program as a "primary counselor" 2. As "primary counselor ... Background check, security clearance, and drug screening required. Corizon Health. Keywords
Substance Abuse Counselor
Oct 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Haymarket Center
Substance Abuse Counselor Facilitates and monitors physical and emotional health status of adult ... Haymarket Center has continued to grow into a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment ...
Ultrasound Tech; Substance Abuse Counselor; Registered Dietitcian
Nov 25
Orangeburg, United States
Family Health Centers, Inc.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELORMust be a LPC, LMSW or LISWCP ... Must be a Certified Addictions (alcohol and drug) Counselor and be able to provide billable patient ...
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Nov 11
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Inland Behavioral and Health Services, Inc.
The Substance Abuse Counselor positions have primary responsibility for counseling drug and alcohol abuse clients, aids with their personal adjustment and coordinates necessary resources and ...

The average pay for a Drug Abuse Counselor is $48,876 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Drug Abuse Counselor is between $35,999 and $59,618. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Drug Abuse Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Licensed A&D Abuse Counselor
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Substance Abuse Counselor
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... of the Substance Abuse Treatment program as a "primary counselor" 2. As "primary counselor ... Background check, security clearance, and drug screening required. Corizon Health. Keywords
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