Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Mobile is 270.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Mobile earn an average of $41,650 per year or $20.03 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Mobile is 10%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Mobile is less than 1%.

Rankings for Mobile

  • Ranks #12 in Alabama for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #466 in the nation for salary and #370 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #211 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Mobile Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,650 or $20.03 per hour which is 3% less than the Alabama average salary of $43,250.

AverageMobileAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.03$20.79-3.66%
Annual Salary$41,650$43,250-3.70%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Mobile Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,650 or $20.03 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageMobileU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.03$25.72-22.12%
Annual Salary$41,650$53,490-22.13%
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 Mobile earns an average annual salary of $46,635 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $43,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Mobile is 11% less than the Alabama average, which means Mobile 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.
  • Mobile average salary is $41,650.
  • Mobile cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,635.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Mobile$41,65089.31%$46,635
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 Mobile, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,310 and $49,030 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 $29,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $29,430
15%2 – 4 years40$29,430 – $36,310
25%5 – 9 years68$36,310 – $38,830
25%10 – 14 years68$38,830 – $49,030
15%15 – 20 years40$38,830 – $61,140
10%20+ years27Above $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 $41,650, Mobile Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($75,550), Health Care Social Workers ($52,330), and Social Workers ($45,890).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$75,550
Health Care Social Workers$52,330
Social Workers$45,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Mobile Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Mobile is 270.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,650 per year or $20.03 per hour in Mobile.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Mobile Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,635 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Mobile are Psychology Teachers($75,550), Health Care Social Workers($52,330), Social Workers($45,890).


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

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