|According to research we conducted, juvenile substance abuse counselors averaged annual salaries of $48,000, substance abuse counselors averaged annual salaries of $32,000, drug and alcohol counselors averaged annual salaries of $41,000, and addiction counselors with special certifications averaged annual salaries around $29,000. According to the Economic Research Foundation, annual earnings for substance abuse counselors varied between $40,000-51,000.|
Individuals interested in working as a surveillance officer, in most cases, must have a high school diploma or equivalent GED. Large casinos usually prefer to hire candidates with 1 or more years of experience working in the gaming industry. Jobs in these casinos are more difficult to obtain since employees at these institutions earn more and have greater opportunities to be promoted. Individuals who have completed associate's or bachelor's programs in criminal justice will improve their employment opportunities. In 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average median salaries for those working as surveillance officers was around $29,870 a year. Since many state legislators are proposing laws to increase gambling, job openings in gaming will continue to increase through 2018.
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com
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