Substance Abuse Counselor Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

In 2010, 86,100 substance abuse counselors were employed throughout the United States. Median salaries for these specialists fell between $29,410-47,290 annually. Demand for substance abuse counselors is projected to stay high since drug offenders are typically required to enter rehabilitation centers rather than correctional facilities.

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Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,,