Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,190 per year or $21.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Substance Abuse Counselors who work in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in South Dakota for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #412 in the nation for salary and #362 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #340 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,190 or $21.25 per hour which is 2% less than the South Dakota average salary of $45,410.

AverageWest South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaSouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.25$21.83-2.66%
Annual Salary$44,190$45,410-2.69%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,190 or $21.25 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWest South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.25$25.72-17.38%
Annual Salary$44,190$53,490-17.39%
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 West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $49,352 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $45,410. per year.

Cost-of-living in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the South Dakota average, which means West 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.
  • West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,190.
  • West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,352.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$44,19089.54%$49,352
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 West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,110 and $48,120 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 $60,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,570, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $36,570
15%2 – 4 years24$36,570 – $38,110
25%5 – 9 years40$38,110 – $38,340
25%10 – 14 years40$38,340 – $48,120
15%15 – 20 years24$38,340 – $60,680
10%20+ years16Above $60,680
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($40,040), and Social Workers ($43,530).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,190
Social Workers$43,530
Health Care Social Workers$40,040
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $44,190 per year or $21.25 per hour in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,352 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Substance Abuse Counselors($44,190), Social Workers($43,530), Health Care Social Workers($40,040).


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

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