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After graduation, substance abuse counseling graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $63,229, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,191. The median grad salary is $40,694.
Substance Abuse Counseling graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in substance abuse counseling is $31,256, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,840.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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