Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Pittsfield is 160.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Pittsfield earn an average of $52,260 per year or $25.12 per hour.
  • The percentage of Massachusetts Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Pittsfield is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Pittsfield is less than 1%.

Rankings for Pittsfield

  • Ranks #7 in Massachusetts for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Massachusetts for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #191 in the nation for salary and #25 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #330 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Massachusetts

Pittsfield Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,260 or $25.12 per hour which is 5% less than the Massachusetts average salary of $55,160.

AveragePittsfieldMassachusetts% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.12$26.52-5.28%
Annual Salary$52,260$55,160-5.26%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Pittsfield Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,260 or $25.12 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AveragePittsfieldU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.12$25.72-2.33%
Annual Salary$52,260$53,490-2.30%
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 Pittsfield earns an average annual salary of $48,073 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $55,160. per year.

Cost-of-living in Pittsfield is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means Pittsfield residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Massachusetts average.

  • Massachusetts average salary is $55,160.
  • Massachusetts cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,340.
  • Pittsfield average salary is $52,260.
  • Pittsfield cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,073.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Pittsfield$52,260108.71%$48,073
Massachusetts$55,160107.44%$51,340
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 Pittsfield, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,740 and $60,020 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 $75,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $36,130
15%2 – 4 years24$36,130 – $37,740
25%5 – 9 years40$37,740 – $47,320
25%10 – 14 years40$47,320 – $60,020
15%15 – 20 years24$47,320 – $75,410
10%20+ years16Above $75,410
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 $52,260, Pittsfield Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($54,620).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,260
Social Workers$44,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Pittsfield Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Pittsfield is 160.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,260 per year or $25.12 per hour in Pittsfield.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Pittsfield Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,073 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Pittsfield are Health Care Social Workers($54,620), Substance Abuse Counselors($52,260), Social Workers($44,170).


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