Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $57,680 per year or $27.73 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Substance Abuse Counselors who work in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in North Dakota for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #75 in the nation for salary and #347 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #410 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,680 or $27.73 per hour which is 3% less than the North Dakota average salary of $59,880.

AverageWest North Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.73$28.79-3.68%
Annual Salary$57,680$59,880-3.67%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,680 or $27.73 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWest North Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.73$25.727.81%
Annual Salary$57,680$53,4907.83%
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 West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $64,103 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $59,880. per year.

Cost-of-living in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the North Dakota average, which means West 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.
  • West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $57,680.
  • West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,103.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$57,68089.98%$64,103
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 West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $48,250 and $64,450 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 $76,310, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,870, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $30,870
15%2 – 4 years16$30,870 – $48,250
25%5 – 9 years28$48,250 – $60,450
25%10 – 14 years28$60,450 – $64,450
15%15 – 20 years16$60,450 – $76,310
10%20+ years11Above $76,310
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 $57,680, West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($111,780), and Social Workers ($59,180).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($52,930).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$111,780
Social Workers$59,180
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,680
Health Care Social Workers$52,930
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,680 per year or $27.73 per hour in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $64,103 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West North Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($111,780), Social Workers($59,180), Substance Abuse Counselors($57,680).


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

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