Drug and Alcohol Worker

Drug and Alcohol workers provide support services to people in the community with drug and alcohol issues. These services can include assessment, intervention and counselling.

Drug and Alcohol workers may also act as advocates by promoting awareness of drug and alcohol services and health education. The average salary of a Drug and Alcohol Worker is $68,344 per annum.

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Average salary
$68,344 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$61,834 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$74,855 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 19% more Drug and Alcohol Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Drug and Alcohol Worker are:

  • NSW: 34.2%
  • VIC: 19.1%
  • QLD: 17.4%

Key skills required
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Tolerance and an open mind
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Able to take initiative
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Able to deal with conflict in stressful situations
  • Commitment to human rights and social justice


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