Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Augusta-Richmond County
Compared to Georgia
Augusta-Richmond County Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,630 or $22.42 per hour which is 1% more than the Georgia average salary of $45,740.
|Average||Augusta-Richmond County||Georgia||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Augusta-Richmond County Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,630 or $22.42 per hour which is 12% 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 Augusta-Richmond County earns an average annual salary of $51,270 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $45,740. per year.
Cost-of-living in Augusta-Richmond County is 9% less than the Georgia average, which means Augusta-Richmond 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 Augusta-Richmond County, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,750 and $47,040 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 $75,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.
Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,760, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.
|10%||Less than a Year||24||Under $28,760|
|15%||2 – 4 years||36||$28,760 – $36,750|
|25%||5 – 9 years||60||$36,750 – $45,780|
|25%||10 – 14 years||60||$45,780 – $47,040|
|15%||15 – 20 years||36||$45,780 – $75,410|
|10%||20+ years||24||Above $75,410|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $46,630, Augusta-Richmond County Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($92,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($78,400), School Psychologists ($72,880), Health Care Social Workers ($57,950), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,720).
However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,610).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$78,400|
|Health Care Social Workers||$57,950|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$54,720|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$46,630|
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