Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Grand Forks is 90.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Grand Forks earn an average of $59,370 per year or $28.54 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Grand Forks is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Grand Forks is less than 1%.

Rankings for Grand Forks

  • Ranks #2 in North Dakota for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #48 in the nation for salary and #267 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #445 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

Grand Forks Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,370 or $28.54 per hour which is almost same as North Dakota average salary of $59,880.

AverageGrand ForksNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.54$28.79-0.87%
Annual Salary$59,370$59,880-0.85%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Grand Forks Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,370 or $28.54 per hour which is 10% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageGrand ForksU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.54$25.7210.96%
Annual Salary$59,370$53,49010.99%
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 Grand Forks earns an average annual salary of $64,386 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $59,880. per year.

Cost-of-living in Grand Forks is 8% less than the North Dakota average, which means Grand Forks 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.
  • Grand Forks average salary is $59,370.
  • Grand Forks cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,386.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Grand Forks$59,37092.21%$64,386
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 Grand Forks, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $43,650 and $61,510 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 $75,920, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $37,800, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $37,800
15%2 – 4 years14$37,800 – $43,650
25%5 – 9 years22$43,650 – $57,110
25%10 – 14 years22$57,110 – $61,510
15%15 – 20 years14$57,110 – $75,920
10%20+ years9Above $75,920
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 Health Care Social Workers ($58,360), and Social Workers ($59,300).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,370
Social Workers$59,300
Health Care Social Workers$58,360
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Grand Forks Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Grand Forks is 90.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,370 per year or $28.54 per hour in Grand Forks.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Grand Forks Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $64,386 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Grand Forks are Substance Abuse Counselors($59,370), Social Workers($59,300), Health Care Social Workers($58,360).


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