Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 310.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $46,210 per year or $22.22 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in South Dakota for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #370 in the nation for salary and #361 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #183 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,210 or $22.22 per hour which is 1% more than the South Dakota average salary of $45,410.

AverageEast South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaSouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.22$21.831.79%
Annual Salary$46,210$45,4101.76%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,210 or $22.22 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEast South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.22$25.72-13.61%
Annual Salary$46,210$53,490-13.61%
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 East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $51,608 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $45,410. per year.

Cost-of-living in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the South Dakota average, which means East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to South Dakota average.

  • South Dakota average salary is $45,410.
  • South Dakota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,618.
  • East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $46,210.
  • East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,608.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$46,21089.54%$51,608
South Dakota$45,41091.52%$49,618
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 East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,230 and $49,340 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 $61,190, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $35,850, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $35,850
15%2 – 4 years46$35,850 – $37,230
25%5 – 9 years78$37,230 – $46,390
25%10 – 14 years78$46,390 – $49,340
15%15 – 20 years46$46,390 – $61,190
10%20+ years31Above $61,190
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 $46,210, East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($89,020), and Psychology Teachers ($76,450).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($44,850), and Social Workers ($45,320).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$89,020
Psychology Teachers$76,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,210
Social Workers$45,320
Health Care Social Workers$44,850
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 310.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,210 per year or $22.22 per hour in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,608 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($89,020), Psychology Teachers($76,450), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,210).


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