Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Manchester is 530.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Manchester earn an average of $47,050 per year or $22.62 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Hampshire Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Manchester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Manchester is less than 1%.

Rankings for Manchester

  • Ranks #4 in New Hampshire for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in New Hampshire for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #338 in the nation for salary and #68 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #111 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Hampshire

Manchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,050 or $22.62 per hour which is 1% less than the New Hampshire average salary of $47,610.

AverageManchesterNew Hampshire% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.62$22.89-1.18%
Annual Salary$47,050$47,610-1.18%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Manchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,050 or $22.62 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageManchesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.62$25.72-12.05%
Annual Salary$47,050$53,490-12.04%
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 Manchester earns an average annual salary of $46,714 which compares to the New Hampshire average annual salary of $47,610. per year.

Cost-of-living in Manchester is 1% higher than the New Hampshire average, which means Manchester residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New Hampshire average.

  • New Hampshire average salary is $47,610.
  • New Hampshire cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,907.
  • Manchester average salary is $47,050.
  • Manchester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,714.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Manchester$47,050100.72%$46,714
New Hampshire$47,610103.71%$45,907
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 Manchester, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,580 and $49,630 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 $63,310, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year53Under $30,720
15%2 – 4 years80$30,720 – $38,580
25%5 – 9 years132$38,580 – $47,320
25%10 – 14 years132$47,320 – $49,630
15%15 – 20 years80$47,320 – $63,310
10%20+ years53Above $63,310
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 $47,050, Manchester Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($75,340), Health Care Social Workers ($68,050), and Social Workers ($55,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$75,340
Health Care Social Workers$68,050
Social Workers$55,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,050
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Manchester Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Manchester is 530.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,050 per year or $22.62 per hour in Manchester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Manchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,714 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Manchester are School Psychologists($75,340), Health Care Social Workers($68,050), Social Workers($55,860).


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

Official Data Sources for Substance Abuse Counselors: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data