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Drug Abuse Counselor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,604 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drug Abuse Counselor is $52,604 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drug Abuse Counselor is between $38,745 and $64,165. 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 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.
Drug Abuse Counselor Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job family population: 95,410

Estimated population of Drug Abuse Counselor jobs: 87,882

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Drug Abuse Counselor Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Substance Counselor
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Haymarket Center
Substance Abuse Counselor (LSW, CADC, LPC, LCPC, LCSW ONLY) Facilitates and monitors physical and ... Haymarket Center has continued to grow into a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment ...
Substance Use Counselor
Feb 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
Must hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). Familiar with ...
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 ...
Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC
May 21
Kenosha, WI, USA
Kenosha Community Health Center
... other drug-related problems, mental illness, and/or co-occurring conditions. These patients may ... Provide psychotherapy to under-served patients with mental illness, substance abuse and chronic ...
Medical Case Manager
Mar 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Project Vida Inc
Provide client assessment screenings for substance use/abuse/dependence, behavioral risk, mental ... counseling sessions around the issues of substance use, drug interaction, individual coping ...
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