Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Florence is 140.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Florence earn an average of $43,550 per year or $20.94 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Florence is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Florence is less than 1%.

Rankings for Florence

  • Ranks #6 in South Carolina for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #424 in the nation for salary and #407 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #364 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Florence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,550 or $20.94 per hour which is 1% less than the South Carolina average salary of $44,250.

AverageFlorenceSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.94$21.27-1.55%
Annual Salary$43,550$44,250-1.58%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Florence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,550 or $20.94 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageFlorenceU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.94$25.72-18.58%
Annual Salary$43,550$53,490-18.58%
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 Florence earns an average annual salary of $49,421 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $44,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Florence is 12% less than the South Carolina average, which means Florence residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to South Carolina average.

  • South Carolina average salary is $44,250.
  • South Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,282.
  • Florence average salary is $43,550.
  • Florence cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,421.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Florence$43,55088.12%$49,421
South Carolina$44,25091.65%$48,282
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 Florence, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $34,050 and $55,460 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 $62,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $20,650, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $20,650
15%2 – 4 years21$20,650 – $34,050
25%5 – 9 years35$34,050 – $43,540
25%10 – 14 years35$43,540 – $55,460
15%15 – 20 years21$43,540 – $62,670
10%20+ years14Above $62,670
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 $43,550, Florence Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($51,460).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,770).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$51,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,550
Social Workers$42,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Florence Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Florence is 140.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,550 per year or $20.94 per hour in Florence.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Florence Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,421 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Florence are Health Care Social Workers($51,460), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,550), Social Workers($42,770).


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