Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Gettysburg is 200.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Gettysburg earn an average of $44,450 per year or $21.37 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Gettysburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Gettysburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Gettysburg

  • Ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #407 in the nation for salary and #137 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #290 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,450 or $21.37 per hour which is 10% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $49,480.

AverageGettysburgPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.37$23.79-10.17%
Annual Salary$44,450$49,480-10.17%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Gettysburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,450 or $21.37 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageGettysburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.37$25.72-16.91%
Annual Salary$44,450$53,490-16.90%
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 Gettysburg earns an average annual salary of $46,143 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $49,480. per year.

Cost-of-living in Gettysburg is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Gettysburg residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $49,480.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,718.
  • Gettysburg average salary is $44,450.
  • Gettysburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,143.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Gettysburg$44,45096.33%$46,143
Pennsylvania$49,48097.56%$50,718
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 Gettysburg, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,600 and $59,380 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 $75,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,600, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $30,600
15%2 – 4 years30$30,600 – $30,600
25%5 – 9 years50$30,600 – $37,610
25%10 – 14 years50$37,610 – $59,380
15%15 – 20 years30$37,610 – $75,410
10%20+ years20Above $75,410
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 $44,450, Gettysburg Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($60,350), and Social Workers ($45,760).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$60,350
Social Workers$45,760
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Gettysburg Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Gettysburg is 200.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,450 per year or $21.37 per hour in Gettysburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Gettysburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,143 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Gettysburg are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($60,350), Social Workers($45,760), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,450).


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

Official Data Sources for Substance Abuse Counselors: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data