Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area is 480.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,580 per year or $22.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #13 in New York for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #321 in the nation for salary and #276 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #124 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 or $22.88 per hour which is 15% less than the New York average salary of $56,050.

AverageCapital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan AreaNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.88$26.95-15.10%
Annual Salary$47,580$56,050-15.11%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 or $22.88 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageCapital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.88$25.72-11.04%
Annual Salary$47,580$53,490-11.05%
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 Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $51,639 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $56,050. per year.

Cost-of-living in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area is 8% less than the New York average, which means Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.

  • New York average salary is $56,050.
  • New York cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,857.
  • Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,580.
  • Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,639.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area$47,58092.14%$51,639
New York$56,050110.21%$50,857
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 Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,330 and $58,770 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 $62,950, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year48Under $29,010
15%2 – 4 years72$29,010 – $38,330
25%5 – 9 years120$38,330 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years120$47,040 – $58,770
15%15 – 20 years72$47,040 – $62,950
10%20+ years48Above $62,950
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 $47,580, Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($97,890), School Psychologists ($76,740), Psychology Teachers ($73,230), Social Workers ($57,290), and Health Care Social Workers ($49,540).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$97,890
School Psychologists$76,740
Psychology Teachers$73,230
Social Workers$57,290
Health Care Social Workers$49,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,580
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area is 480.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 per year or $22.88 per hour in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,639 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($97,890), School Psychologists($76,740), Psychology Teachers($73,230).


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