Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Evansville is 270.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Evansville earn an average of $45,220 per year or $21.74 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Evansville is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Evansville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Evansville

  • Ranks #12 in Indiana for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #394 in the nation for salary and #343 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #210 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Evansville Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,220 or $21.74 per hour which is 7% less than the Indiana average salary of $48,760.

AverageEvansvilleIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.74$23.44-7.25%
Annual Salary$45,220$48,760-7.26%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Evansville Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,220 or $21.74 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEvansvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.74$25.72-15.47%
Annual Salary$45,220$53,490-15.46%
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 Evansville earns an average annual salary of $50,233 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $48,760. per year.

Cost-of-living in Evansville is 10% less than the Indiana average, which means Evansville residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Indiana average.

  • Indiana average salary is $48,760.
  • Indiana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,714.
  • Evansville average salary is $45,220.
  • Evansville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,233.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Evansville$45,22090.02%$50,233
Indiana$48,76092.50%$52,714
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 Evansville, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,690 and $49,360 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 $77,620, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $24,290, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $24,290
15%2 – 4 years40$24,290 – $30,690
25%5 – 9 years68$30,690 – $38,850
25%10 – 14 years68$38,850 – $49,360
15%15 – 20 years40$38,850 – $77,620
10%20+ years27Above $77,620
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 $45,220, Evansville Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,950), and Health Care Social Workers ($51,000).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,110), and Social Workers ($44,710).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,950
Health Care Social Workers$51,000
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,220
Social Workers$44,710
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,110
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Evansville Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Evansville is 270.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,220 per year or $21.74 per hour in Evansville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Evansville Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,233 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Evansville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,950), Health Care Social Workers($51,000), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,220).


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