Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in the US

$43,290
per year
per month
$3,610
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,600/year
Bonus
$130/month

Substance Abuse Counselor - Average Salary

The average salary for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $43,290 per year ($3,610 per month), which is $10,200 (-19%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Substance Abuse Counselor can expect an average starting salary of $35,490. The highest salaries can exceed $60,330.
$35,490
Low
$43,290
Average salary
$60,330
High
$2,960
Low
$3,610
Average salary
$5,030
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$32,600
$65,130
Salary$35,490 - 60,330
Bonus$0 - 4,800
Total Pay$35,490 - 65,130
$0
$2,720
$5,430
Salary$2,960 - 5,030
Bonus$0 - 400
Total Pay$2,960 - 5,430

Substance Abuse Counselor Salary Range

Low
$35,490
Average salary
$43,290
Senior
$50,680
High
$60,330
Low
$2,960
Average salary
$3,610
Senior
$4,220
High
$5,030

Substance Abuse Counselor - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Substance Abuse Counselor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $38,460 per year. A mid level Substance Abuse Counselor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $41,280, while a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $59,430. Substance Abuse Counselors with more than 20 years of experience earn $72,550 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Substance Abuse Counselor

Late Career▲ +68%
Senior▲ +37%
Average Salary$43,290/year
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -11%

Gender Breakdown

Female
71%
Male
29%

Substance Abuse Counselor - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Substance Abuse Counselor jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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