Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $39,360 per year or $18.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Substance Abuse Counselors who work in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #9 in Tennessee for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #489 in the nation for salary and #480 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #358 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,360 or $18.92 per hour which is 6% less than the Tennessee average salary of $42,210.

AverageNorth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.92$20.29-6.75%
Annual Salary$39,360$42,210-6.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,360 or $18.92 per hour which is 26% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNorth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.92$25.72-26.44%
Annual Salary$39,360$53,490-26.42%
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 North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $45,767 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $42,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $39,360.
  • North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,767.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$39,36086.00%$45,767
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 North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $29,150 and $47,090 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 $55,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $26,420, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $26,420
15%2 – 4 years21$26,420 – $29,150
25%5 – 9 years35$29,150 – $37,260
25%10 – 14 years35$37,260 – $47,090
15%15 – 20 years21$37,260 – $55,680
10%20+ years14Above $55,680
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 $39,360, North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($58,410), Health Care Social Workers ($46,700), and Social Workers ($46,330).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($39,110).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$58,410
Health Care Social Workers$46,700
Social Workers$46,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,360
Marriage and Family Therapists$39,110
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,360 per year or $18.92 per hour in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $45,767 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($58,410), Health Care Social Workers($46,700), Social Workers($46,330).


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