Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $42,000 per year or $20.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of Illinois Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #13 in Illinois for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Illinois for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #454 in the nation for salary and #463 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #214 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Illinois

East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $42,000 or $20.19 per hour which is 19% less than the Illinois average salary of $52,480.

AverageEast Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan AreaIllinois% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.19$25.23-19.98%
Annual Salary$42,000$52,480-19.97%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $42,000 or $20.19 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEast Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.19$25.72-21.50%
Annual Salary$42,000$53,490-21.48%
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 East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $48,600 which compares to the Illinois average annual salary of $52,480. per year.

Cost-of-living in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Illinois average, which means East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Illinois average.

  • Illinois average salary is $52,480.
  • Illinois cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,229.
  • East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $42,000.
  • East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,600.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$42,00086.42%$48,600
Illinois$52,480100.48%$52,229
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 East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,460 and $46,640 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 $62,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,030, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $30,030
15%2 – 4 years40$30,030 – $30,460
25%5 – 9 years68$30,460 – $37,410
25%10 – 14 years68$37,410 – $46,640
15%15 – 20 years40$37,410 – $62,670
10%20+ years27Above $62,670
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 $42,000, East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($76,490), School Psychologists ($58,530), Social Workers ($52,830), and Health Care Social Workers ($49,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$76,490
School Psychologists$58,530
Social Workers$52,830
Health Care Social Workers$49,910
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $42,000 per year or $20.19 per hour in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,600 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($76,490), School Psychologists($58,530), Social Workers($52,830).


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