Salary for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

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Counselors working the field of substance abuse and behavioral disorders provide assistance to clients and their families in overcoming addictions and dependencies such as smoking, gambling, and eating disorders. These professionals may also provide support to individuals during life changes and stressful situations. They use their clinical training and knowledge of a particular client's case history to determine treatment plans and strategies, and may evaluate individuals in cooperation with other mental health and medicla professionals to determine their suitability for case studies or specific treatment programs. A high school diploma is required for entry into this field, and additional on-the-job training or certification may be necessary.

A Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Counselor earns a pay level between $30,590 and $78,700 depending on experience. get average salaries of fifty-one thousand five hundred and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

make the highest salary in Nevada, where they get normal pay levels of close to about $68,560. This group of people are compensated most highly in Finance and Insurance, which has normal pay levels of $65,200.

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INDUSTRIES

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$65,200
Educational Services
$58,120
Public Administration
$57,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$48,710
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$48,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,400
Public Administration
$57,720