Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin is 630.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin earn an average of $41,760 per year or $20.08 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin is less than 1%.

Rankings for Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

  • Ranks #10 in South Carolina for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #463 in the nation for salary and #319 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #92 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,760 or $20.08 per hour which is 5% less than the South Carolina average salary of $44,250.

AverageGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.08$21.27-5.59%
Annual Salary$41,760$44,250-5.63%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,760 or $20.08 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageGreenville-Anderson-MauldinU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.08$25.72-21.93%
Annual Salary$41,760$53,490-21.93%
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 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin earns an average annual salary of $45,865 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $44,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin is 9% less than the South Carolina average, which means Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin 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.
  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin average salary is $41,760.
  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,865.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin$41,76091.05%$45,865
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 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $29,240 and $48,480 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 $67,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $22,920, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year63Under $22,920
15%2 – 4 years94$22,920 – $29,240
25%5 – 9 years158$29,240 – $37,020
25%10 – 14 years158$37,020 – $48,480
15%15 – 20 years94$37,020 – $67,630
10%20+ years63Above $67,630
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 $41,760, Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($99,100), Psychology Teachers ($69,000), School Psychologists ($57,180), Health Care Social Workers ($56,000), and Social Workers ($47,970).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$99,100
Psychology Teachers$69,000
School Psychologists$57,180
Health Care Social Workers$56,000
Social Workers$47,970
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin is 630.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,760 per year or $20.08 per hour in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,865 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($99,100), Psychology Teachers($69,000), School Psychologists($57,180).


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