Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Spartanburg is 90.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Spartanburg earn an average of $44,660 per year or $21.47 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Spartanburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Spartanburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Spartanburg

  • Ranks #5 in South Carolina for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #404 in the nation for salary and #349 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #451 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Spartanburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,660 or $21.47 per hour which is almost same as South Carolina average salary of $44,250.

AverageSpartanburgSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.47$21.270.94%
Annual Salary$44,660$44,2500.93%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Spartanburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,660 or $21.47 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageSpartanburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.47$25.72-16.52%
Annual Salary$44,660$53,490-16.51%
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 Spartanburg earns an average annual salary of $49,650 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $44,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Spartanburg is 10% less than the South Carolina average, which means Spartanburg 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.
  • Spartanburg average salary is $44,660.
  • Spartanburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,650.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Spartanburg$44,66089.95%$49,650
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 Spartanburg, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $29,410 and $49,320 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 $70,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $22,930, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $22,930
15%2 – 4 years14$22,930 – $29,410
25%5 – 9 years22$29,410 – $38,820
25%10 – 14 years22$38,820 – $49,320
15%15 – 20 years14$38,820 – $70,040
10%20+ years9Above $70,040
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 $44,660, Spartanburg Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($65,880), and Health Care Social Workers ($55,310).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,500).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$65,880
Health Care Social Workers$55,310
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,660
Social Workers$43,500
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Spartanburg Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Spartanburg is 90.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,660 per year or $21.47 per hour in Spartanburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Spartanburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,650 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Spartanburg are School Psychologists($65,880), Health Care Social Workers($55,310), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,660).


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