Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for New Bedford
Compared to Massachusetts
New Bedford Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,340 or $23.72 per hour which is 10% less than the Massachusetts average salary of $55,160.
|Average||New Bedford||Massachusetts||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
New Bedford Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,340 or $23.72 per hour which is 7% 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 New Bedford earns an average annual salary of $45,387 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $55,160. per year.
Cost-of-living in New Bedford is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means New Bedford residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Massachusetts average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In New Bedford, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,000 and $59,270 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 $76,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.
Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $34,650, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.
|10%||Less than a Year||68||Under $34,650|
|15%||2 – 4 years||102||$34,650 – $38,000|
|25%||5 – 9 years||170||$38,000 – $44,140|
|25%||10 – 14 years||170||$44,140 – $59,270|
|15%||15 – 20 years||102||$44,140 – $76,580|
|10%||20+ years||68||Above $76,580|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $49,340, New Bedford Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($81,410), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,750), Health Care Social Workers ($66,060), and Social Workers ($55,300).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$79,750|
|Health Care Social Workers||$66,060|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$49,340|
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