Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Syracuse is 510.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Syracuse earn an average of $52,660 per year or $25.32 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Syracuse is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Syracuse is less than 1%.

Rankings for Syracuse

  • Ranks #7 in New York for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #181 in the nation for salary and #135 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #119 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

Syracuse Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,660 or $25.32 per hour which is 6% less than the New York average salary of $56,050.

AverageSyracuseNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.32$26.95-6.05%
Annual Salary$52,660$56,050-6.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Syracuse Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,660 or $25.32 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageSyracuseU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.32$25.72-1.56%
Annual Salary$52,660$53,490-1.55%
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 Syracuse earns an average annual salary of $54,519 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $56,050. per year.

Cost-of-living in Syracuse is 3% less than the New York average, which means Syracuse 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.
  • Syracuse average salary is $52,660.
  • Syracuse cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,519.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Syracuse$52,66096.59%$54,519
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 Syracuse, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $40,270 and $61,140 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 $75,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $37,140, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year51Under $37,140
15%2 – 4 years76$37,140 – $40,270
25%5 – 9 years128$40,270 – $48,560
25%10 – 14 years128$48,560 – $61,140
15%15 – 20 years76$48,560 – $75,410
10%20+ years51Above $75,410
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 $52,660, Syracuse Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,620), School Psychologists ($83,350), Psychology Teachers ($82,850), Social Workers ($58,800), Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,630), and Health Care Social Workers ($53,900).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,620
School Psychologists$83,350
Psychology Teachers$82,850
Social Workers$58,800
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,630
Health Care Social Workers$53,900
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,660
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Syracuse Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Syracuse is 510.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,660 per year or $25.32 per hour in Syracuse.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Syracuse Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,519 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Syracuse are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,620), School Psychologists($83,350), Psychology Teachers($82,850).


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

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