Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Lima is 80.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Lima earn an average of $45,810 per year or $22.03 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Lima is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Lima is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lima

  • Ranks #15 in Ohio for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #383 in the nation for salary and #379 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #455 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Lima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,810 or $22.03 per hour which is 10% less than the Ohio average salary of $51,110.

AverageLimaOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.03$24.57-10.34%
Annual Salary$45,810$51,110-10.37%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,810 or $22.03 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageLimaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.03$25.72-14.35%
Annual Salary$45,810$53,490-14.36%
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 Lima earns an average annual salary of $51,501 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $51,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lima is 11% less than the Ohio average, which means Lima 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.
  • Lima average salary is $45,810.
  • Lima cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,501.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lima$45,81088.95%$51,501
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 Lima, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,600 and $53,420 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 $74,560, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,240, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $29,240
15%2 – 4 years12$29,240 – $30,600
25%5 – 9 years20$30,600 – $37,060
25%10 – 14 years20$37,060 – $53,420
15%15 – 20 years12$37,060 – $74,560
10%20+ years8Above $74,560
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 $45,810, Lima Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($58,470).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,480).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$58,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,810
Social Workers$44,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lima Substance Abuse Counselors

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

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,810 per year or $22.03 per hour in Lima.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,501 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lima are Health Care Social Workers($58,470), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,810), Social Workers($44,480).


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

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