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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Substance Abuse Counselor make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$65,297 / yrTotal Pay
$45,655 / yrBase Pay
$19,642 / yrAdditional Pay

$65,297

 / yr
$12K$683K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $65,297 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $45,655 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,642 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Substance Abuse Counselor salary is $45,655. Salaries can range from $11,970 - $683,475. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Substance Abuse Counselor in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $65,297.

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What are some related job titles for Substance Abuse Counselor?

Some related job titles are Addiction COunselor Salaries with median pay of $64,471, Chemical Dependency Counselor Salaries with median pay of $63,751, Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries with median pay of $63,653, Drug and Alcohol Counselor Salaries with median pay of $61,486.

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New Season
3.2

New Season

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$14

$28

$14 - $28 Range

BayMark Health Services
2.7

BayMark Health Services

Substance Abuse Counselor

$47,597

 /yr
Range: $42K - $73K

$42K

$73K

$42,203 - $73,299 Range

Gateway Foundation
3.0

Gateway Foundation

Substance Abuse Counselor

$38,274

 /yr
Range: $30K - $54K

$30K

$54K

$30,093 - $54,345 Range

Acadia Healthcare
3.0

Acadia Healthcare

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $23

$17

$23

$17 - $23 Range

Spectrum Health Systems
3.2

Spectrum Health Systems

Substance Abuse Counselor

$39,704

 /yr
Range: $35K - $47K

$35K

$47K

$34,822 - $47,240 Range

The GEO Group
2.9

The GEO Group

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $24

$15

$24

$15 - $24 Range

Crossroads
2.9

Crossroads

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $9 - $26

$9

$26

$9 - $26 Range

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Phoenix House
4.5

Phoenix House

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $31

$13

$31

$13 - $31 Range

Operation Par
3.9

Operation Par

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

Pinnacle Treatment Centers
3.4

Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Substance Abuse Counselor

$40,706

 /yr
Range: $28K - $55K

$28K

$55K

$27,987 - $54,553 Range

Behavioral Health Group
3.0

Behavioral Health Group

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

Unlimited Path
3.1

Unlimited Path

Substance Abuse Counselor

$34,714

 /yr
Range: $33K - $37K

$33K

$37K

$33,046 - $36,784 Range

BAART
2.3

BAART

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $24

$19

$24

$19 - $24 Range

Center For Behavioral Health
2.3

Center For Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

American Behavioral Health Systems
1.9

American Behavioral Health Systems

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $29 - $30

$29

$30

$29 - $30 Range

CRC Health Group
2.4

CRC Health Group

Substance Abuse Counselor - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $16 - $23

$16

$23

$16 - $23 Range

Pilsen Wellness Center
2.2

Pilsen Wellness Center

Substance Abuse Counselor

$36,693

 /yr
Range: $33K - $39K

$33K

$39K

$32,794 - $38,871 Range

Harlem East Life Plan
3.3

Harlem East Life Plan

Substance Abuse Counselor

$45,494

 /yr
Range: $42K - $50K

$42K

$50K

$42,000 - $49,977 Range

Wellpath
3.5

Wellpath

Substance Abuse Counselor

$52,542

 /yr
Range: $44K - $62K

$44K

$62K

$43,967 - $62,193 Range

Landmark Recovery
3.6

Landmark Recovery

Substance Abuse Counselor

$65,624

 /yr
Range: $51K - $69K

$51K

$69K

$50,532 - $69,412 Range

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$49,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Counselor with less than one year of experience

$3,800

/moAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$63,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$6,000/yr

8 days ago by a Mental Health Counselor with less than one year of experience

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$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Substance Abuse Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$43,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Mental Health Clinician with 10 to 14 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Substance Abuse Counselor salaries

The national average salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $41,610 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Substance Abuse Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1018 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Substance Abuse Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor in United States is $60,561 per year.

The lowest salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor in United States is $28,589 per year.

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