Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $52,100 per year or $25.05 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #5 in North Dakota for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #198 in the nation for salary and #346 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #454 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,100 or $25.05 per hour which is 12% less than the North Dakota average salary of $59,880.

AverageEast North Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.05$28.79-12.99%
Annual Salary$52,100$59,880-12.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,100 or $25.05 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEast North Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.05$25.72-2.60%
Annual Salary$52,100$53,490-2.60%
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 East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $57,902 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $59,880. per year.

Cost-of-living in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the North Dakota average, which means East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Dakota average.

  • North Dakota average salary is $59,880.
  • North Dakota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,059.
  • East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $52,100.
  • East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,902.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$52,10089.98%$57,902
North Dakota$59,88092.04%$65,059
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 East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,750 and $60,450 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 $75,250, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $22,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $22,720
15%2 – 4 years12$22,720 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years20$36,750 – $59,280
25%10 – 14 years20$59,280 – $60,450
15%15 – 20 years12$59,280 – $75,250
10%20+ years8Above $75,250
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 $52,100, East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Social Workers ($57,060).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($49,840).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$57,060
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,100
Health Care Social Workers$49,840
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,100 per year or $25.05 per hour in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,902 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($57,060), Substance Abuse Counselors($52,100), Health Care Social Workers($49,840).


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

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