Career Attributes

  • $33,466
  • 102,400
  • 3.4
  • 23.2%
  • Master's degree
  • Counseling Psychology
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How much does a Drug & Alcohol Counselor make in the United States?

Average Drug & Alcohol Counselor Yearly Salary in the United States

Drug & Alcohol Counselors earn an average yearly salary of $33,466. Salaries typically start from $20,800 and go up to $47,000.

Average Drug & Alcohol Counselor Hourly Wage in the United States

Drug & Alcohol Counselors earn an average hourly wage of $16.09. Hourly wages typically start from $10.00 and go up to $22.60.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

78%
Full-Time
22%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
274
RATINGS
Drug & Alcohol Counselors average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the 17th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings

The highest earning Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the United States earn:

$22.60
an hour
$47,000
per year
Senior Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings

Senior Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the United States earn:

$19.23
an hour
$40,000
per year
Experienced Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings

Experienced Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the United States earn:

$15.00
an hour
$31,200
per year
Junior Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings

Junior Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the United States earn:

$12.98
an hour
$27,000
per year
Starting Drug & Alcohol Counselor Earnings

Starting Drug & Alcohol Counselors in the United States earn:

$10.00
an hour
$20,800
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary Comparison

Drug & Alcohol Counselors earn more than 38% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Family Social Worker Salary $34k
Travel Agent Salary $34k
Aesthetician Salary $34k
Exterminator Salary $34k
Engraver Salary $33k
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary $33k
Printing Worker Salary $32k
Painting, Coating & Decorating Worker Salary $32k
Tailor Salary $32k
Hairdresser Salary $31k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Drug & Alcohol Counselor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary in California $19.01 $39,532.7 # 1
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary in United States $16.09 $33,466.2 # 2

Career Attributes

  • $33,466
  • 102,400
  • 3.4
  • 23.2%
  • Master's degree
  • Counseling Psychology
More Attributes