Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Dover is 150.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Dover earn an average of $49,480 per year or $23.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of Delaware Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Dover is 14%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Dover is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dover

  • Ranks #1 in Delaware for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Delaware for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #272 in the nation for salary and #174 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #351 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Delaware

Dover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,480 or $23.79 per hour which is 3% more than the Delaware average salary of $47,950.

AverageDoverDelaware% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.79$23.053.21%
Annual Salary$49,480$47,9503.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,480 or $23.79 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageDoverU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.79$25.72-7.50%
Annual Salary$49,480$53,490-7.50%
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 Dover earns an average annual salary of $52,145 which compares to the Delaware average annual salary of $47,950. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dover is 5% less than the Delaware average, which means Dover residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Delaware average.

  • Delaware average salary is $47,950.
  • Delaware cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,994.
  • Dover average salary is $49,480.
  • Dover cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,145.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dover$49,48094.89%$52,145
Delaware$47,95097.87%$48,994
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 Dover, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,520 and $59,380 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 $61,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $29,380
15%2 – 4 years22$29,380 – $38,520
25%5 – 9 years38$38,520 – $47,120
25%10 – 14 years38$47,120 – $59,380
15%15 – 20 years22$47,120 – $61,140
10%20+ years15Above $61,140
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 $49,480, Dover Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($71,180), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,450).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,420), and Health Care Social Workers ($48,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$71,180
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,480
Health Care Social Workers$48,420
Social Workers$41,420
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dover Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Dover is 150.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,480 per year or $23.79 per hour in Dover.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,145 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dover are School Psychologists($71,180), Marriage and Family Therapists($52,450), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,480).


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