Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Anchorage
Compared to Alaska
Anchorage Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $65,510 or $31.50 per hour which is almost same as Alaska average salary of $65,090.
Compared to the U.S.
Anchorage Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $65,510 or $31.50 per hour which is 22% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Substance Abuse Counselors in Anchorage earns an average annual salary of $62,821 which compares to the Alaska average annual salary of $65,090. per year.
Cost-of-living in Anchorage is 4% higher than the Alaska average, which means Anchorage 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|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Anchorage, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $47,720 and $77,430 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 $102,250, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.
Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $37,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.
|10%||Less than a Year||54||Under $37,220|
|15%||2 – 4 years||81||$37,220 – $47,720|
|25%||5 – 9 years||135||$47,720 – $60,830|
|25%||10 – 14 years||135||$60,830 – $77,430|
|15%||15 – 20 years||81||$60,830 – $102,250|
|10%||20+ years||54||Above $102,250|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $65,510, Anchorage Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,390).
However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($60,160), and Social Workers ($64,260).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$92,390|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$65,510|
|Health Care Social Workers||$60,160|
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