Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 150.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $48,720 per year or $23.42 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oklahoma Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Oklahoma for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Oklahoma for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #293 in the nation for salary and #452 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #353 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oklahoma

Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,720 or $23.42 per hour which is 3% less than the Oklahoma average salary of $50,270.

AverageNorthwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan AreaOklahoma% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.42$24.17-3.10%
Annual Salary$48,720$50,270-3.08%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,720 or $23.42 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNorthwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.42$25.72-8.94%
Annual Salary$48,720$53,490-8.92%
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 Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $55,961 which compares to the Oklahoma average annual salary of $50,270. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the Oklahoma average, which means Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oklahoma average.

  • Oklahoma average salary is $50,270.
  • Oklahoma cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,048.
  • Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $48,720.
  • Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,961.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area$48,72087.06%$55,961
Oklahoma$50,27091.32%$55,048
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 Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,000 and $60,040 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 $75,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,350, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $28,350
15%2 – 4 years22$28,350 – $37,000
25%5 – 9 years38$37,000 – $46,640
25%10 – 14 years38$46,640 – $60,040
15%15 – 20 years22$46,640 – $75,240
10%20+ years15Above $75,240
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 Social Workers ($38,390), and Health Care Social Workers ($43,780).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,720
Health Care Social Workers$43,780
Social Workers$38,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 150.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,720 per year or $23.42 per hour in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,961 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area are Substance Abuse Counselors($48,720), Health Care Social Workers($43,780), Social Workers($38,390).


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

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