Drug Counselor Salary in Alaska - AK

The career outlook for substance abuse counselors in Alaska is expected to remain strong. “Meth use and seizures are on the rise. Alaskans average among the highest per capita users of controlled substances. This corresponds to an equally high per capita rate of alcoholism and suicide when compared to the lower 48 States” according to the national substance abuse index.

As a certified substance abuse counselor, there are many different positions available to you. Not all of the jobs have the same title, however. For instance you may find positions similar to the following currently listed openings:

  • Native and Rural Student Services Coordinator in Fairbanks
  • Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance in Anchorage
  • A Student Assistant C - Peer Advocate in Juneau.
  • Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor - Outpatient Services in Sitka
  • Substance Abuse Counselor in Fairbanks

Each of these jobs has different requirements in terms of education, certification, and experience. Many employers will give preference to licensed applicants. Just as the title varies, so do the benefits and salary scale. According to indeed.com a licensed counselor with a minimal education can expect to find a job with a starting salary of $30,000. The substance abuse counselor salary in Alaska can increase to six figures once you have achieved a master’s degree and have completed all the necessary hours of experience required.

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