Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is 220.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Hagerstown-Martinsburg earn an average of $52,530 per year or $25.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Hagerstown-Martinsburg

  • Ranks #2 in Maryland for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Maryland for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #185 in the nation for salary and #282 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #260 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,530 or $25.26 per hour which is 7% less than the Maryland average salary of $56,700.

AverageHagerstown-MartinsburgMaryland% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.26$27.26-7.34%
Annual Salary$52,530$56,700-7.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,530 or $25.26 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageHagerstown-MartinsburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.26$25.72-1.79%
Annual Salary$52,530$53,490-1.79%
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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg earns an average annual salary of $57,160 which compares to the Maryland average annual salary of $56,700. per year.

Cost-of-living in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is 8% less than the Maryland average, which means Hagerstown-Martinsburg residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maryland average.

  • Maryland average salary is $56,700.
  • Maryland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,254.
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg average salary is $52,530.
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,160.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Hagerstown-Martinsburg$52,53091.90%$57,160
Maryland$56,700106.47%$53,254
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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $43,050 and $59,380 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 $69,760, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $33,980, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year22Under $33,980
15%2 – 4 years33$33,980 – $43,050
25%5 – 9 years55$43,050 – $48,560
25%10 – 14 years55$48,560 – $59,380
15%15 – 20 years33$48,560 – $69,760
10%20+ years22Above $69,760
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 $52,530, Hagerstown-Martinsburg Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($86,370), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,550), Forensic Psychologists ($75,100), Marriage and Family Therapists ($63,620), Social Workers ($59,120), and Health Care Social Workers ($54,900).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$86,370
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,550
Forensic Psychologists$75,100
Marriage and Family Therapists$63,620
Social Workers$59,120
Health Care Social Workers$54,900
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Hagerstown-Martinsburg Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is 220.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,530 per year or $25.26 per hour in Hagerstown-Martinsburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Hagerstown-Martinsburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,160 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Hagerstown-Martinsburg are School Psychologists($86,370), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($75,550), Forensic Psychologists($75,100).


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