Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area is 240.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,110 per year or $22.65 per hour.
  • The percentage of Nebraska Substance Abuse Counselors who work in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Nebraska for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Nebraska for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #333 in the nation for salary and #389 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #237 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Nebraska

South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,110 or $22.65 per hour which is 11% less than the Nebraska average salary of $53,360.

AverageSouth Nebraska Nonmetropolitan AreaNebraska% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.65$25.65-11.70%
Annual Salary$47,110$53,360-11.71%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,110 or $22.65 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageSouth Nebraska Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.65$25.72-11.94%
Annual Salary$47,110$53,490-11.93%
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 South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $53,022 which compares to the Nebraska average annual salary of $53,360. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Nebraska average, which means South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Nebraska average.

  • Nebraska average salary is $53,360.
  • Nebraska cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,444.
  • South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,110.
  • South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,022.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area$47,11088.85%$53,022
Nebraska$53,36092.89%$57,444
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 South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,390 and $59,910 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 $62,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year24Under $30,060
15%2 – 4 years36$30,060 – $37,390
25%5 – 9 years60$37,390 – $47,500
25%10 – 14 years60$47,500 – $59,910
15%15 – 20 years36$47,500 – $62,670
10%20+ years24Above $62,670
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 $47,110, South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($75,880), and Health Care Social Workers ($53,290).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,390).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$75,880
Health Care Social Workers$53,290
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,110
Social Workers$42,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area is 240.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,110 per year or $22.65 per hour in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $53,022 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($75,880), Health Care Social Workers($53,290), Substance Abuse Counselors($47,110).


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