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The average counselor substance abuse salary in District of Columbia, United States is $54,656 or an equivalent hourly rate of $26. This is 14% higher (+$6,709) than the average counselor substance abuse salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $924. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
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An entry level counselor substance abuse (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $38,755. On the other end, a senior level counselor substance abuse (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $64,944.

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Job Description
Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Excludes “Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029), "Psychologists" (19-3031 through 19-3039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (21-1014) providing these services.

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