Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Brownsville-Harlingen is 530.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Brownsville-Harlingen earn an average of $35,170 per year or $16.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Brownsville-Harlingen is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Brownsville-Harlingen is less than 1%.

Rankings for Brownsville-Harlingen

  • Ranks #31 in Texas for salary and #29 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #508 in the nation for salary and #355 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #108 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Brownsville-Harlingen Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $35,170 or $16.91 per hour which is 28% less than the Texas average salary of $49,510.

AverageBrownsville-HarlingenTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$16.91$23.81-28.98%
Annual Salary$35,170$49,510-28.96%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Brownsville-Harlingen Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $35,170 or $16.91 per hour which is 34% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageBrownsville-HarlingenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$16.91$25.72-34.25%
Annual Salary$35,170$53,490-34.25%
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 Brownsville-Harlingen earns an average annual salary of $39,182 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in Brownsville-Harlingen is 10% less than the Texas average, which means Brownsville-Harlingen residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $49,510.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,739.
  • Brownsville-Harlingen average salary is $35,170.
  • Brownsville-Harlingen cost-of-living adjusted salary is $39,182.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Brownsville-Harlingen$35,17089.76%$39,182
Texas$49,51099.54%$49,739
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 Brownsville-Harlingen, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $25,700 and $42,910 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 $50,970, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $25,680, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year53Under $25,680
15%2 – 4 years80$25,680 – $25,700
25%5 – 9 years132$25,700 – $33,730
25%10 – 14 years132$33,730 – $42,910
15%15 – 20 years80$33,730 – $50,970
10%20+ years53Above $50,970
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 $35,170, Brownsville-Harlingen Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($65,630), Health Care Social Workers ($51,830), and Social Workers ($39,150).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$65,630
Health Care Social Workers$51,830
Social Workers$39,150
Substance Abuse Counselors$35,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Brownsville-Harlingen Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Brownsville-Harlingen is 530.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $35,170 per year or $16.91 per hour in Brownsville-Harlingen.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Brownsville-Harlingen Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,182 per year or $19 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Brownsville-Harlingen are School Psychologists($65,630), Health Care Social Workers($51,830), Social Workers($39,150).


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

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