Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Colorado Springs is 1,350.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Colorado Springs earn an average of $51,330 per year or $24.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Colorado Springs is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Colorado Springs is less than 1%.

Rankings for Colorado Springs

  • Ranks #7 in Colorado for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #210 in the nation for salary and #109 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #47 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,330 or $24.68 per hour which is 11% less than the Colorado average salary of $57,900.

AverageColorado SpringsColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.68$27.84-11.35%
Annual Salary$51,330$57,900-11.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,330 or $24.68 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageColorado SpringsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.68$25.72-4.04%
Annual Salary$51,330$53,490-4.04%
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 Colorado Springs earns an average annual salary of $52,420 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $57,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Colorado Springs is 2% less than the Colorado average, which means Colorado Springs residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Colorado average.

  • Colorado average salary is $57,900.
  • Colorado cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,285.
  • Colorado Springs average salary is $51,330.
  • Colorado Springs cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,420.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Colorado Springs$51,33097.92%$52,420
Colorado$57,900102.87%$56,285
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 Colorado Springs, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,860 and $61,330 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 $76,720, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,240, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year135Under $29,240
15%2 – 4 years202$29,240 – $36,860
25%5 – 9 years338$36,860 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years338$47,040 – $61,330
15%15 – 20 years202$47,040 – $76,720
10%20+ years135Above $76,720
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 $51,330, Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($101,010), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,810), Social Workers ($57,330), and Health Care Social Workers ($57,200).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$101,010
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,810
Social Workers$57,330
Health Care Social Workers$57,200
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,330
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Colorado Springs is 1,350.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,330 per year or $24.68 per hour in Colorado Springs.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,420 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Colorado Springs are School Psychologists($101,010), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,810), Social Workers($57,330).


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

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