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Substance abuse counselor salary in Huntington Beach, CA

How much does a Substance Abuse Counselor make in Huntington Beach, CA?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $24.46
Low $18.74
High $31.94
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a substance abuse counselor is $24.46 per hour in Huntington Beach, CA. 6 salaries reported, updated at November 15, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Huntington Beach, CA

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Substance Abuse Counselors in Huntington Beach, CA

  1. New Bridge Foundation
    10 reviews19 salaries reported
    $28.95per hour
  2. $27.41per hour
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Highest paying cities for Substance Abuse Counselors near Huntington Beach, CA

  1. Santa Monica, CA
    $32.71 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $27.06 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  3. Murrieta, CA
    $24.51 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Riverside, CA
    $23.96 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  2. Corona, CA
    $23.66 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $23.04 per hour
    140 salaries reported
  1. Long Beach, CA
    $21.82 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  2. Bakersfield, CA
    $21.31 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  3. Oceanside, CA
    $20.43 per hour
    10 salaries reported
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Where can a Substance Abuse Counselor earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Substance Abuse Counselors

Most recommended skill

Social Work Degree(earn +24.14% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 47630.00% since 2018. Substance Abuse Counselors with this skill earn +24.14% more than the average base salary, which is $24.46 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20151increase by 1
20162increase by 100.00%
20173increase by 50.00%
201810increase by 233.33%
20194773increase by 47630.00%

Top companies hiring Substance Abuse Counselors with the recommended skill

Wel-Mor Psychology Group, Inc.
Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Sober Partners
The GEO Group, Inc.
Monarch Shores
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Top certifications
BLS Certification
Top specialties
Primary Care
Top licenses
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Substance Abuse Counselors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,028 ratings

39% of Substance Abuse Counselors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Huntington Beach, CA?


Job openings

Average $37.39 per hour

Mental Health Technician

Job openings

Average $45.38 per hour

Behavioral Health Professional

Job openings

Average $49.83 per hour

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Job openings

Average $78,320 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Substance Abuse Counselor

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