Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 150.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $55,100 per year or $26.49 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in North Carolina for salary and #16 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #119 in the nation for salary and #460 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #348 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,100 or $26.49 per hour which is 4% more than the North Carolina average salary of $52,850.

AverageNortheast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.49$25.414.25%
Annual Salary$55,100$52,8504.26%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,100 or $26.49 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNortheast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.49$25.722.99%
Annual Salary$55,100$53,4903.01%
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 Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $63,751 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $52,850. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the North Carolina average, which means Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $55,100.
  • Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,751.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area$55,10086.43%$63,751
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 Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,660 and $60,480 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 $72,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,730, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $29,730
15%2 – 4 years22$29,730 – $38,660
25%5 – 9 years38$38,660 – $46,640
25%10 – 14 years38$46,640 – $60,480
15%15 – 20 years22$46,640 – $72,410
10%20+ years15Above $72,410
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 $55,100, Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($57,490).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,310).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$57,490
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,100
Social Workers$46,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 150.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,100 per year or $26.49 per hour in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $63,751 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Coastal North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($57,490), Substance Abuse Counselors($55,100), Social Workers($46,310).


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