Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Akron is 720.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Akron earn an average of $50,770 per year or $24.41 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Akron is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Akron is less than 1%.

Rankings for Akron

  • Ranks #5 in Ohio for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #234 in the nation for salary and #236 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #77 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Akron Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,770 or $24.41 per hour which is almost same as Ohio average salary of $51,110.

AverageAkronOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.41$24.57-0.65%
Annual Salary$50,770$51,110-0.67%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Akron Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,770 or $24.41 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageAkronU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.41$25.72-5.09%
Annual Salary$50,770$53,490-5.09%
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 Akron earns an average annual salary of $54,615 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $51,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Akron is 7% less than the Ohio average, which means Akron residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Ohio average.

  • Ohio average salary is $51,110.
  • Ohio cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,742.
  • Akron average salary is $50,770.
  • Akron cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,615.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Akron$50,77092.96%$54,615
Ohio$51,11091.69%$55,742
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 Akron, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,750 and $60,300 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 $76,770, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year72Under $29,010
15%2 – 4 years108$29,010 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years180$36,750 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years180$47,040 – $60,300
15%15 – 20 years108$47,040 – $76,770
10%20+ years72Above $76,770
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 $50,770, Akron Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,980), School Psychologists ($65,180), and Health Care Social Workers ($57,510).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($50,070).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,980
School Psychologists$65,180
Health Care Social Workers$57,510
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,770
Social Workers$50,070
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Akron Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Akron is 720.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,770 per year or $24.41 per hour in Akron.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Akron Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,615 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Akron are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,980), School Psychologists($65,180), Health Care Social Workers($57,510).


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

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