Substance Abuse Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Acacia Communications
Highest Paying City
Lawton, OK
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a substance abuse counselor make?
Substance Abuse Counselors in America make, on average, $37,615 a year or $18.08 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 85,000. The top 10 percent earn over $99,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $14,000 annually. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Substance Abuse Counselor salaries include Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The typical tenure for a Substance Abuse Counselor is 2.9 years.
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Average Substance Abuse Counselor Salary By Location

Substance Abuse Counselors in the US makes an average salary of $37,615 per year or $18.08 per hour. Working in Lawton, OK as a Substance Abuse Counselor will pay you the highest wages at around $44,984 per year. Even an entry-level Substance Abuse Counselor makes $21,000 per year in Lawton, OK. The highest earning states when it comes to Substance Abuse Counselor salaries are Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina have the lowest reported salaries for Substance Abuse Counselors.

Map of Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Substance Abuse Counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Substance Abuse Counselor Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Substance Abuse Counselor makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Substance Abuse Counselors are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Companies like Acacia Communications or PEOPLE will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Bright Health and State of North Carolina report highly competitive salaries for Substance Abuse Counselors.

Substance Abuse Counselor Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries

Date Added
State of North Carolina
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County of Humboldt
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Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
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State of Florida
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State of North Carolina
Substance Abuse Counselor (Alexander County)--Temporary Solutions
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