Over the next few years the Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts roughly a 23% increase in the need for addiction counselors nationally. ISEEK for Minnesota indicates, a high demand for this career.
Although there is some variability in salary depending on level of education attained (associate, bachelors, masters), where you work in the state (rural / metro), what company you work for (private, state, etc.), the employment setting (outpatient, inpatient, detox, residential, etc.), and the type of work you do (case management, counseling, etc.) the average median salary for addiction counselors is between $20/hr.
For more current stats please visit iseek careers. or the department of labor at: https://www.bls.gov/ohh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm
TYPES OF EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE ADDICTIONS COUNSELORS
The following types of business typically hire addictions counselors: outpatient treatment settings, inpatient treatment settings, residential treatment settings, hospitals, clinics, detox units, drug courts, private practitioners/businesses, and social services.