Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Lawrence is 100.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Lawrence earn an average of $47,740 per year or $22.95 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kansas Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Lawrence is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Lawrence is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lawrence

  • Ranks #2 in Kansas for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Kansas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #313 in the nation for salary and #226 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #437 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kansas

Lawrence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,740 or $22.95 per hour which is 2% less than the Kansas average salary of $49,210.

AverageLawrenceKansas% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.95$23.66-3.00%
Annual Salary$47,740$49,210-2.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lawrence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,740 or $22.95 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageLawrenceU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.95$25.72-10.77%
Annual Salary$47,740$53,490-10.75%
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 Lawrence earns an average annual salary of $51,201 which compares to the Kansas average annual salary of $49,210. per year.

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

  • Kansas average salary is $49,210.
  • Kansas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,281.
  • Lawrence average salary is $47,740.
  • Lawrence cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,201.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lawrence$47,74093.24%$51,201
Kansas$49,21092.36%$53,281
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 Lawrence, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $43,600 and $59,850 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 $61,980, 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 Year10Under $30,030
15%2 – 4 years15$30,030 – $43,600
25%5 – 9 years25$43,600 – $46,250
25%10 – 14 years25$46,250 – $59,850
15%15 – 20 years15$46,250 – $61,980
10%20+ years10Above $61,980
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 $47,740, Lawrence Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,110), Health Care Social Workers ($61,880), and School Psychologists ($59,070).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,100).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,110
Health Care Social Workers$61,880
School Psychologists$59,070
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,740
Social Workers$45,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lawrence Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Lawrence is 100.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,740 per year or $22.95 per hour in Lawrence.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lawrence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,201 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lawrence are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,110), Health Care Social Workers($61,880), School Psychologists($59,070).


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