Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 70.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $37,290 per year or $17.93 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #14 in Alabama for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #501 in the nation for salary and #515 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #468 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $37,290 or $17.93 per hour which is 13% less than the Alabama average salary of $43,250.

AverageNorthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$17.93$20.79-13.76%
Annual Salary$37,290$43,250-13.78%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $37,290 or $17.93 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNorthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$17.93$25.72-30.29%
Annual Salary$37,290$53,490-30.29%
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 Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $44,605 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $43,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $37,290.
  • Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,605.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$37,29083.60%$44,605
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 Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,520 and $38,670 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 $47,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,670, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $28,670
15%2 – 4 years10$28,670 – $30,520
25%5 – 9 years18$30,520 – $36,890
25%10 – 14 years18$36,890 – $38,670
15%15 – 20 years10$36,890 – $47,040
10%20+ years7Above $47,040
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 $37,290, Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($49,070), and Social Workers ($47,460).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$49,070
Social Workers$47,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$37,290
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 70.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $37,290 per year or $17.93 per hour in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,605 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($49,070), Social Workers($47,460), Substance Abuse Counselors($37,290).


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

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