Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 240.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol earn an average of $43,490 per year or $20.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is less than 1%.

Rankings for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #427 in the nation for salary and #451 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #241 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,490 or $20.91 per hour which is 3% more than the Tennessee average salary of $42,210.

AverageKingsport-Bristol-BristolTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.91$20.293.06%
Annual Salary$43,490$42,2103.03%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,490 or $20.91 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageKingsport-Bristol-BristolU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.91$25.72-18.70%
Annual Salary$43,490$53,490-18.70%
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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol earns an average annual salary of $49,948 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $42,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 13% less than the Tennessee average, which means Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $42,210.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,806.
  • Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol average salary is $43,490.
  • Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,948.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol$43,49087.07%$49,948
Tennessee$42,21092.15%$45,806
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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $34,210 and $49,590 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 $61,220, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year24Under $29,440
15%2 – 4 years36$29,440 – $34,210
25%5 – 9 years60$34,210 – $39,130
25%10 – 14 years60$39,130 – $49,590
15%15 – 20 years36$39,130 – $61,220
10%20+ years24Above $61,220
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 $43,490, Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($47,080), and Social Workers ($43,680).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($41,320).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,080
Social Workers$43,680
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,490
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 240.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,490 per year or $20.91 per hour in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,948 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol are Health Care Social Workers($47,080), Social Workers($43,680), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,490).


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