Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 340.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $50,870 per year or $24.46 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in North Carolina for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #228 in the nation for salary and #461 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #167 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,870 or $24.46 per hour which is 3% less than the North Carolina average salary of $52,850.

AveragePiedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.46$25.41-3.74%
Annual Salary$50,870$52,850-3.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,870 or $24.46 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AveragePiedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.46$25.72-4.90%
Annual Salary$50,870$53,490-4.90%
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 Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $58,857 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $52,850. per year.

Cost-of-living in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the North Carolina average, which means Piedmont 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.
  • Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $50,870.
  • Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,857.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area$50,87086.43%$58,857
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 Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,220 and $58,720 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 $28,940, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year34Under $28,940
15%2 – 4 years51$28,940 – $37,220
25%5 – 9 years85$37,220 – $47,130
25%10 – 14 years85$47,130 – $58,720
15%15 – 20 years51$47,130 – $62,670
10%20+ years34Above $62,670
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 $50,870, Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($106,950), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,990), Psychology Teachers ($64,740), School Psychologists ($57,320), and Health Care Social Workers ($54,480).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$106,950
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,990
Psychology Teachers$64,740
School Psychologists$57,320
Health Care Social Workers$54,480
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,870
Social Workers$47,090
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 340.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,870 per year or $24.46 per hour in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,857 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Piedmont North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area are Forensic Psychologists($106,950), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,990), Psychology Teachers($64,740).


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

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