Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in York-Hanover is 330.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in York-Hanover earn an average of $47,580 per year or $22.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counselors who work in York-Hanover is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in York-Hanover is less than 1%.

Rankings for York-Hanover

  • Ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #320 in the nation for salary and #118 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #174 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

York-Hanover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 or $22.88 per hour which is 3% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $49,480.

AverageYork-HanoverPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.88$23.79-3.83%
Annual Salary$47,580$49,480-3.84%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

York-Hanover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 or $22.88 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageYork-HanoverU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.88$25.72-11.04%
Annual Salary$47,580$53,490-11.05%
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 York-Hanover earns an average annual salary of $48,946 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $49,480. per year.

Cost-of-living in York-Hanover is 3% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means York-Hanover 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.
  • York-Hanover average salary is $47,580.
  • York-Hanover cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,946.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
York-Hanover$47,58097.21%$48,946
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 York-Hanover, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,470 and $59,850 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 $69,240, 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 Year33Under $30,600
15%2 – 4 years50$30,600 – $36,470
25%5 – 9 years82$36,470 – $44,100
25%10 – 14 years82$44,100 – $59,850
15%15 – 20 years50$44,100 – $69,240
10%20+ years33Above $69,240
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 $47,580, York-Hanover Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($84,670), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,200), Health Care Social Workers ($62,750), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,550).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,460).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$84,670
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,200
Health Care Social Workers$62,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,580
Social Workers$46,460
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for York-Hanover Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in York-Hanover is 330.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,580 per year or $22.88 per hour in York-Hanover.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in York-Hanover Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,946 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in York-Hanover are School Psychologists($84,670), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($80,200), Health Care Social Workers($62,750).


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

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