Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $41,920 per year or $20.15 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #5 in Missouri for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #456 in the nation for salary and #483 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #209 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,920 or $20.15 per hour which is 3% less than the Missouri average salary of $43,270.

AverageCentral Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.15$20.80-3.13%
Annual Salary$41,920$43,270-3.12%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,920 or $20.15 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageCentral Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.15$25.72-21.66%
Annual Salary$41,920$53,490-21.63%
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 Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $48,795 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $43,270. per year.

Cost-of-living in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Missouri average, which means Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Missouri average.

  • Missouri average salary is $43,270.
  • Missouri cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,783.
  • Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $41,920.
  • Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,795.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area$41,92085.91%$48,795
Missouri$43,27092.49%$46,783
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 Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $29,060 and $54,300 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 $60,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $22,790, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $22,790
15%2 – 4 years40$22,790 – $29,060
25%5 – 9 years68$29,060 – $38,260
25%10 – 14 years68$38,260 – $54,300
15%15 – 20 years40$38,260 – $60,520
10%20+ years27Above $60,520
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 $41,920, Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($81,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($70,240), and Health Care Social Workers ($45,770).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($39,770).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$81,900
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$70,240
Health Care Social Workers$45,770
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,920
Social Workers$39,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,920 per year or $20.15 per hour in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,795 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($81,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($70,240), Health Care Social Workers($45,770).


Additional Salary Reports for Substance Abuse Counselors in Missouri cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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