Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in New Bern is 90.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in New Bern earn an average of $44,750 per year or $21.51 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in New Bern is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in New Bern is less than 1%.

Rankings for New Bern

  • Ranks #19 in North Carolina for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #18 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #402 in the nation for salary and #368 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #449 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

New Bern Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,750 or $21.51 per hour which is 15% less than the North Carolina average salary of $52,850.

AverageNew BernNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.51$25.41-15.35%
Annual Salary$44,750$52,850-15.33%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New Bern Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,750 or $21.51 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNew BernU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.51$25.72-16.37%
Annual Salary$44,750$53,490-16.34%
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 New Bern earns an average annual salary of $50,067 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $52,850. per year.

Cost-of-living in New Bern is 11% less than the North Carolina average, which means New Bern residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.

  • North Carolina average salary is $52,850.
  • North Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,546.
  • New Bern average salary is $44,750.
  • New Bern cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,067.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New Bern$44,75089.38%$50,067
North Carolina$52,85091.84%$57,546
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 New Bern, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $34,640 and $50,220 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 $62,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $27,890, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $27,890
15%2 – 4 years14$27,890 – $34,640
25%5 – 9 years22$34,640 – $45,350
25%10 – 14 years22$45,350 – $50,220
15%15 – 20 years14$45,350 – $62,670
10%20+ years9Above $62,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,430).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,750
Social Workers$42,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New Bern Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in New Bern is 90.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,750 per year or $21.51 per hour in New Bern.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New Bern Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,067 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New Bern are Substance Abuse Counselors($44,750), Social Workers($42,430),


Additional Salary Reports for Substance Abuse Counselors in North Carolina cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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