Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Athens-Clarke County
Compared to Georgia
Athens-Clarke County Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,150 or $20.74 per hour which is 5% less than the Georgia average salary of $45,740.
|Average||Athens-Clarke County||Georgia||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Athens-Clarke County Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,150 or $20.74 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Substance Abuse Counselors in Athens-Clarke County earns an average annual salary of $47,897 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $45,740. per year.
Cost-of-living in Athens-Clarke County is 10% less than the Georgia average, which means Athens-Clarke County residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Georgia average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Athens-Clarke County, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,750 and $49,130 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 $63,720, 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.
|10%||Less than a Year||9||Under $29,240|
|15%||2 – 4 years||14||$29,240 – $30,750|
|25%||5 – 9 years||22||$30,750 – $37,020|
|25%||10 – 14 years||22||$37,020 – $49,130|
|15%||15 – 20 years||14||$37,020 – $63,720|
|10%||20+ years||9||Above $63,720|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $43,150, Athens-Clarke County Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($46,150), and Social Workers ($44,910).
|Health Care Social Workers||$46,150|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$43,150|
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