Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Rocky Mount is 80.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Rocky Mount earn an average of $49,620 per year or $23.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Rocky Mount is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Rocky Mount is less than 1%.

Rankings for Rocky Mount

  • Ranks #14 in North Carolina for salary and #19 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #19 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #268 in the nation for salary and #503 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #466 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Rocky Mount Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,620 or $23.86 per hour which is 6% less than the North Carolina average salary of $52,850.

AverageRocky MountNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.86$25.41-6.10%
Annual Salary$49,620$52,850-6.11%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Rocky Mount Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,620 or $23.86 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageRocky MountU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.86$25.72-7.23%
Annual Salary$49,620$53,490-7.23%
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 Rocky Mount earns an average annual salary of $58,549 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $52,850. per year.

Cost-of-living in Rocky Mount is 15% less than the North Carolina average, which means Rocky Mount 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.
  • Rocky Mount average salary is $49,620.
  • Rocky Mount cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,549.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Rocky Mount$49,62084.75%$58,549
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 Rocky Mount, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,800 and $60,900 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 $66,810, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $28,440
15%2 – 4 years12$28,440 – $36,800
25%5 – 9 years20$36,800 – $47,020
25%10 – 14 years20$47,020 – $60,900
15%15 – 20 years12$47,020 – $66,810
10%20+ years8Above $66,810
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 $49,620, Rocky Mount Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($65,520).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,760).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$65,520
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,620
Social Workers$43,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Rocky Mount Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Rocky Mount is 80.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,620 per year or $23.86 per hour in Rocky Mount.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Rocky Mount Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,549 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Rocky Mount are Health Care Social Workers($65,520), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,620), Social Workers($43,760).


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

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