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The average drug abuse counselor salary in Colorado, United States is $48,096 or an equivalent hourly rate of $23. This is 0% lower (+$165) than the average drug abuse counselor salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $813. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.
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An entry level drug abuse counselor (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $34,104. On the other end, a senior level drug abuse counselor (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $57,150.

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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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