Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $58,970 per year or $28.35 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #1 in South Carolina for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #51 in the nation for salary and #511 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #453 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,970 or $28.35 per hour which is 33% more than the South Carolina average salary of $44,250.

AverageNortheast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.35$21.2733.29%
Annual Salary$58,970$44,25033.27%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,970 or $28.35 per hour which is 10% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNortheast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.35$25.7210.23%
Annual Salary$58,970$53,49010.24%
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 Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $70,328 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $44,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the South Carolina average, which means Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $58,970.
  • Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,328.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area$58,97083.85%$70,328
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 Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,850 and $75,240 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 $79,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,510, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $36,510
15%2 – 4 years12$36,510 – $38,850
25%5 – 9 years20$38,850 – $59,180
25%10 – 14 years20$59,180 – $75,240
15%15 – 20 years12$59,180 – $79,890
10%20+ years8Above $79,890
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 $58,970, Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($66,450).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,870), and Health Care Social Workers ($53,430).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$66,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,970
Health Care Social Workers$53,430
Social Workers$41,870
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,970 per year or $28.35 per hour in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $70,328 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast South Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($66,450), Substance Abuse Counselors($58,970), Health Care Social Workers($53,430).


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

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