Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Tallahassee is 310.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Tallahassee earn an average of $44,100 per year or $21.20 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Tallahassee is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Tallahassee is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tallahassee

  • Ranks #20 in Florida for salary and #19 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #414 in the nation for salary and #228 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #187 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Tallahassee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,100 or $21.20 per hour which is 11% less than the Florida average salary of $50,010.

AverageTallahasseeFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.20$24.04-11.81%
Annual Salary$44,100$50,010-11.82%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tallahassee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,100 or $21.20 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageTallahasseeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.20$25.72-17.57%
Annual Salary$44,100$53,490-17.55%
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 Tallahassee earns an average annual salary of $47,313 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $50,010. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tallahassee is 7% less than the Florida average, which means Tallahassee residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Florida average.

  • Florida average salary is $50,010.
  • Florida cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,657.
  • Tallahassee average salary is $44,100.
  • Tallahassee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,313.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tallahassee$44,10093.21%$47,313
Florida$50,010100.71%$49,657
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 Tallahassee, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,320 and $53,990 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 $73,960, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $24,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $24,550
15%2 – 4 years46$24,550 – $30,320
25%5 – 9 years78$30,320 – $38,070
25%10 – 14 years78$38,070 – $53,990
15%15 – 20 years46$38,070 – $73,960
10%20+ years31Above $73,960
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 $44,100, Tallahassee Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($64,570), Health Care Social Workers ($49,070), School Psychologists ($48,210), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,210).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,230).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$64,570
Health Care Social Workers$49,070
School Psychologists$48,210
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,100
Social Workers$43,230
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tallahassee Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Tallahassee is 310.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,100 per year or $21.20 per hour in Tallahassee.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tallahassee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,313 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tallahassee are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($64,570), Health Care Social Workers($49,070), School Psychologists($48,210).


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

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