Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Portsmouth is 160.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Portsmouth earn an average of $55,090 per year or $26.49 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Hampshire Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Portsmouth is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Portsmouth is less than 1%.

Rankings for Portsmouth

  • Ranks #1 in New Hampshire for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in New Hampshire for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #120 in the nation for salary and #73 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #335 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Hampshire

Portsmouth Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,090 or $26.49 per hour which is 15% more than the New Hampshire average salary of $47,610.

AveragePortsmouthNew Hampshire% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.49$22.8915.73%
Annual Salary$55,090$47,61015.71%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Portsmouth Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,090 or $26.49 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AveragePortsmouthU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.49$25.722.99%
Annual Salary$55,090$53,4902.99%
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 Portsmouth earns an average annual salary of $54,696 which compares to the New Hampshire average annual salary of $47,610. per year.

Cost-of-living in Portsmouth is 1% higher than the New Hampshire average, which means Portsmouth 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.
  • Portsmouth average salary is $55,090.
  • Portsmouth cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,696.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Portsmouth$55,090100.72%$54,696
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 Portsmouth, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $39,420 and $62,190 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 $80,540, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,200, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $29,200
15%2 – 4 years24$29,200 – $39,420
25%5 – 9 years40$39,420 – $51,790
25%10 – 14 years40$51,790 – $62,190
15%15 – 20 years24$51,790 – $80,540
10%20+ years16Above $80,540
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 $55,090, Portsmouth Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($70,010).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($53,730).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$70,010
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,090
Social Workers$53,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Portsmouth Substance Abuse Counselors

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

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,090 per year or $26.49 per hour in Portsmouth.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Portsmouth Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,696 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Portsmouth are Health Care Social Workers($70,010), Substance Abuse Counselors($55,090), Social Workers($53,730).


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