Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is 180.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach earn an average of $43,520 per year or $20.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is less than 1%.

Rankings for Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach

  • Ranks #7 in South Carolina for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #426 in the nation for salary and #221 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #315 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,520 or $20.92 per hour which is 1% less than the South Carolina average salary of $44,250.

AverageMyrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle BeachSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.92$21.27-1.65%
Annual Salary$43,520$44,250-1.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,520 or $20.92 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageMyrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle BeachU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.92$25.72-18.66%
Annual Salary$43,520$53,490-18.64%
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 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach earns an average annual salary of $46,620 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $44,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is 7% less than the South Carolina average, which means Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach 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.
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach average salary is $43,520.
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,620.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach$43,52093.35%$46,620
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 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $34,790 and $48,330 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 $62,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,580, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $28,580
15%2 – 4 years27$28,580 – $34,790
25%5 – 9 years45$34,790 – $43,890
25%10 – 14 years45$43,890 – $48,330
15%15 – 20 years27$43,890 – $62,410
10%20+ years18Above $62,410
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 $43,520, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($55,300), and Social Workers ($50,810).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$55,300
Social Workers$50,810
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,520
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is 180.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,520 per year or $20.92 per hour in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,620 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach are Health Care Social Workers($55,300), Social Workers($50,810), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,520).


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