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$47,827

Average Base Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$803

Average Bonus
The average substance abuse specialist salary in Alabama, United States is $47,827 or an equivalent hourly rate of $23. This is 7% lower (-$3,792) than the average substance abuse specialist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $803. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.
Salary by Experience

$34,161

Entry Level Salary

$64,916

Senior Level Salary
An entry level substance abuse specialist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $34,161. On the other end, a senior level substance abuse specialist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $64,916.

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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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