Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Fort Collins is 820.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Fort Collins earn an average of $55,730 per year or $26.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Fort Collins is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Fort Collins is less than 1%.

Rankings for Fort Collins

  • Ranks #4 in Colorado for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #106 in the nation for salary and #77 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #63 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Fort Collins Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,730 or $26.79 per hour which is 3% less than the Colorado average salary of $57,900.

AverageFort CollinsColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.79$27.84-3.77%
Annual Salary$55,730$57,900-3.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fort Collins Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,730 or $26.79 per hour which is 4% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageFort CollinsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.79$25.724.16%
Annual Salary$55,730$53,4904.19%
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 Fort Collins earns an average annual salary of $55,652 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $57,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fort Collins is 0% higher than the Colorado average, which means Fort Collins residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Fort Collins average salary is $55,730.
  • Fort Collins cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,652.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fort Collins$55,730100.14%$55,652
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 Fort Collins, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,600 and $63,720 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 $79,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $31,340, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year82Under $31,340
15%2 – 4 years123$31,340 – $38,600
25%5 – 9 years205$38,600 – $49,840
25%10 – 14 years205$49,840 – $63,720
15%15 – 20 years123$49,840 – $79,550
10%20+ years82Above $79,550
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 $55,730, Fort Collins Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($93,080), Psychology Teachers ($88,100), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,200), Marriage and Family Therapists ($66,760), Health Care Social Workers ($58,630), and Social Workers ($55,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$93,080
Psychology Teachers$88,100
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,200
Marriage and Family Therapists$66,760
Health Care Social Workers$58,630
Social Workers$55,800
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fort Collins Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Fort Collins is 820.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,730 per year or $26.79 per hour in Fort Collins.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fort Collins Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,652 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fort Collins are School Psychologists($93,080), Psychology Teachers($88,100), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,200).


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

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