Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area
Compared to Alaska
Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $67,530 or $32.47 per hour which is 3% more than the Alaska average salary of $65,090.
|Average||Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area||Alaska||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $67,530 or $32.47 per hour which is 26% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.
|Average||Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area||U.S.||%|
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Substance Abuse Counselors in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $66,855 which compares to the Alaska average annual salary of $65,090. per year.
Cost-of-living in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is 1% higher than the Alaska average, which means Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alaska average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
|Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area||$67,530||101.01%||$66,855|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $49,630 and $77,960 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 $97,650, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.
Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $38,580, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.
|10%||Less than a Year||32||Under $38,580|
|15%||2 – 4 years||48||$38,580 – $49,630|
|25%||5 – 9 years||80||$49,630 – $63,310|
|25%||10 – 14 years||80||$63,310 – $77,960|
|15%||15 – 20 years||48||$63,310 – $97,650|
|10%||20+ years||32||Above $97,650|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($58,550), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,220).
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$67,530|
|Health Care Social Workers||$61,220|
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