Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Dothan is 120.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Dothan earn an average of $41,790 per year or $20.09 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Dothan is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Dothan is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dothan

  • Ranks #10 in Alabama for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #462 in the nation for salary and #449 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #397 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Dothan Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,790 or $20.09 per hour which is 3% less than the Alabama average salary of $43,250.

AverageDothanAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.09$20.79-3.37%
Annual Salary$41,790$43,250-3.38%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dothan Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,790 or $20.09 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageDothanU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.09$25.72-21.89%
Annual Salary$41,790$53,490-21.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Substance Abuse Counselors in Dothan earns an average annual salary of $47,864 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $43,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dothan is 13% less than the Alabama average, which means Dothan residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alabama average.

  • Alabama average salary is $43,250.
  • Alabama cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,459.
  • Dothan average salary is $41,790.
  • Dothan cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,864.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dothan$41,79087.31%$47,864
Alabama$43,25089.25%$48,459
U.S.$53,490$53,490
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Dothan, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,440 and $48,560 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn more than $61,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year12Under $29,060
15%2 – 4 years18$29,060 – $30,440
25%5 – 9 years30$30,440 – $36,890
25%10 – 14 years30$36,890 – $48,560
15%15 – 20 years18$36,890 – $61,140
10%20+ years12Above $61,140
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $41,790, Dothan Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($46,700), and Social Workers ($43,330).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$46,700
Social Workers$43,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,790
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dothan Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Dothan is 120.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,790 per year or $20.09 per hour in Dothan.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dothan Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,864 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dothan are Health Care Social Workers($46,700), Social Workers($43,330), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,790).


Additional Salary Reports for Substance Abuse Counselors in Alabama cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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