Drug Counselor Salary in British Columbia - BC

Jobs for well-trained, qualified, certified substance abuse counselors are plentiful in British Columbia and across Canada. According to Sunshine Coast Health Center, many private inpatient rehabilitation centers have emerged in British Columbia, providing all sorts of job opportunities for chemical dependency counselors. British Columbia is a magnet for the heroin trade, with Vancouver on its coast being the main gateway to the Pacific market. British Columbia is also a large market for the cannabis and alcohol trade.

The average substance abuse counselor salary in British Columbia, according to Payscale.com, is C$19.82 per hour, averaging to a yearly pay of C$41,225. Salaries may be higher or lower than this figure, depending upon your certification status, years of experience, educational level, and area in British Columbia in which you work. There are opportunities all over British Columbia for all sorts of substance abuse counselors. Currently on indeed.ca, the following positions are open in this field:

  • Geriatric/Substance Use Social Worker – Northern Health, Prince George
  • Concurrent Disorders Counsellor – Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Burnaby
  • Addictions Counsellor – Maple Ridge Treatment Centre, Maple Ridge
  • Child and Youth Worker – Axis Family Resources, Ltd., Cache Creek
  • Mental Health Clinician – Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver
  • Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator – Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Whistler

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