Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Watertown-Fort Drum is 120.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Watertown-Fort Drum earn an average of $51,270 per year or $24.65 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Watertown-Fort Drum is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Watertown-Fort Drum is less than 1%.

Rankings for Watertown-Fort Drum

  • Ranks #8 in New York for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #214 in the nation for salary and #229 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #406 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

Watertown-Fort Drum Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,270 or $24.65 per hour which is 8% less than the New York average salary of $56,050.

AverageWatertown-Fort DrumNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.65$26.95-8.53%
Annual Salary$51,270$56,050-8.53%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Watertown-Fort Drum Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,270 or $24.65 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWatertown-Fort DrumU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.65$25.72-4.16%
Annual Salary$51,270$53,490-4.15%
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 Watertown-Fort Drum earns an average annual salary of $55,034 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $56,050. per year.

Cost-of-living in Watertown-Fort Drum is 7% less than the New York average, which means Watertown-Fort Drum 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.
  • Watertown-Fort Drum average salary is $51,270.
  • Watertown-Fort Drum cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,034.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Watertown-Fort Drum$51,27093.16%$55,034
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 Watertown-Fort Drum, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,920 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 $75,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,410, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year12Under $28,410
15%2 – 4 years18$28,410 – $38,920
25%5 – 9 years30$38,920 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years30$47,040 – $59,910
15%15 – 20 years18$47,040 – $75,550
10%20+ years12Above $75,550
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 $51,270, Watertown-Fort Drum Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Social Workers ($54,970).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($47,570).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$54,970
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,270
Health Care Social Workers$47,570
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Watertown-Fort Drum Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Watertown-Fort Drum is 120.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,270 per year or $24.65 per hour in Watertown-Fort Drum.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Watertown-Fort Drum Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,034 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Watertown-Fort Drum are Social Workers($54,970), Substance Abuse Counselors($51,270), Health Care Social Workers($47,570).


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

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