Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 410.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,210 per year or $24.62 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #8 in Colorado for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #215 in the nation for salary and #164 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #142 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,210 or $24.62 per hour which is 11% less than the Colorado average salary of $57,900.

AverageEastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.62$27.84-11.57%
Annual Salary$51,210$57,900-11.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,210 or $24.62 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.62$25.72-4.28%
Annual Salary$51,210$53,490-4.26%
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 Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $53,567 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $57,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 4% less than the Colorado average, which means Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,210.
  • Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,567.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area$51,21095.60%$53,567
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 Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,060 and $62,870 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 $76,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,570, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year41Under $36,570
15%2 – 4 years62$36,570 – $37,060
25%5 – 9 years102$37,060 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years102$47,040 – $62,870
15%15 – 20 years62$47,040 – $76,670
10%20+ years41Above $76,670
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 $51,210, Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($53,290).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,510), and Health Care Social Workers ($47,540).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$53,290
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,210
Health Care Social Workers$47,540
Social Workers$46,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 410.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,210 per year or $24.62 per hour in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $53,567 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($53,290), Substance Abuse Counselors($51,210), Health Care Social Workers($47,540).


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

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