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What are the salary ranges for substance use disorder counselors?

Counselor (no degree, certified)
This individual provides a wide range of counseling and educational services to clients. Often must obtain a state certification or license. (Certification and licensure requirements vary from state to state).

 
Minimum
Maximum
Average
Midwest Region
$18,000
$54,769
$31,828
Northeast Region
$21,000
$55,739
$33,218
South Region
$18,000
$60,000
$29,608
West Region
$23,000
$59,000
$35,875

 

Counselor (bachelor’s degree, certified)
This individual provides a wide range of counseling and educational services to clients and holds a bachelor’s degree. Often must obtain a state certification or license. (Certification and licensure requirements vary from state to state).

 
Minimum
Maximum
Average
Midwest Region
$25,000
$62,500
$35,054
Northeast Region
$23,000
$73,200
$35,185
South Region
$20,800
$56,000
$32,524
West Region
$25,800
$55,000
$36,913

See Certification Info for certification/licensing requirements in your state.

Counselor (graduate degree, certified)
This individual provides a wide range of counseling and educational services to clients and holds a graduate degree. Often must obtain a state certification or license. (Certification and licensure requirements vary from state to state).

 
Minimum
Maximum
Average
Midwest Region
$28,000
$61,200
$41,281
Northeast Region
$25,000
$106,000
$43,225
South Region
$23,000
$58,433
$38,134
West Region
$24,000
$74,082
$43,282

 

Case Manager
This individual plans, organizes and directs operations of the clinical services area and may provide clinical supervision to counseling/clinical staff.

 
Minimum
Maximum
Average
Midwest Region
$19,800
$50,000
$31,674
Northeast Region
$22,500
$60,800
$33,234
South Region
$21,548
$70,000
$31,198
West Region
$22,400
$70,000
$34,625

 

Admissions Counselor
This individual typically conducts the initial intake assessment, providing a wide range of counseling and educational services to clients. Often must obtain a state certification or license.

 
Minimum
Maximum
Average
Midwest Region
$23,700
$60,000
$36,497
Northeast Region
$24,000
$59,600
$36,760
South Region
$22,300
$45,450
$32,561
West Region
$24,000
$61,951
$38,389

 

 

*All salaries listed are estimates of Annual Salaries.
Source:
2011 Behavioral Health Salary Survey




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