Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Gadsden is 60.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Gadsden earn an average of $41,700 per year or $20.05 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Gadsden is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Gadsden is less than 1%.

Rankings for Gadsden

  • Ranks #11 in Alabama for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #465 in the nation for salary and #491 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #489 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Gadsden Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,700 or $20.05 per hour which is 3% less than the Alabama average salary of $43,250.

AverageGadsdenAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.05$20.79-3.56%
Annual Salary$41,700$43,250-3.58%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Gadsden Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,700 or $20.05 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageGadsdenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.05$25.72-22.05%
Annual Salary$41,700$53,490-22.04%
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 Gadsden earns an average annual salary of $48,766 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $43,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Gadsden is 14% less than the Alabama average, which means Gadsden 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.
  • Gadsden average salary is $41,700.
  • Gadsden cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,766.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Gadsden$41,70085.51%$48,766
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 Gadsden, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $33,820 and $48,480 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 $61,130, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $27,050, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $27,050
15%2 – 4 years9$27,050 – $33,820
25%5 – 9 years15$33,820 – $36,890
25%10 – 14 years15$36,890 – $48,480
15%15 – 20 years9$36,890 – $61,130
10%20+ years6Above $61,130
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 $41,700, Gadsden Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($47,570), and Social Workers ($45,790).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,570
Social Workers$45,790
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Gadsden Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Gadsden is 60.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,700 per year or $20.05 per hour in Gadsden.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Gadsden Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,766 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Gadsden are Health Care Social Workers($47,570), Social Workers($45,790), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,700).


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