Alternate Job Titles: Substance Abuse Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor
How much does a Chemical Dependency Counselor make? The median annual Chemical Dependency Counselor salary is $49,647, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $43,400-$55,176, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Chemical Dependency Counselor in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chemical Dependency Counselor in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chemical Dependency Counselor in the United States is $49,647, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chemical Dependency Counselor in the United States are expected to make less than $49,647.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chemical Dependency Counselor that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chemical Dependency Counselor are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2016
Runs individual, family, and group counseling for patients in chemical dependency programs. Acts as mediator between patients, relatives, medical staff, and outside agencies if needed. Tracks patient progress and dispensation of treatment services. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent; meets the standards for Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification Board, or other appropriate certification and 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View full job description