Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Laredo is 60.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Laredo earn an average of $56,220 per year or $27.03 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Laredo is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Laredo is less than 1%.

Rankings for Laredo

  • Ranks #3 in Texas for salary and #20 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #27 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #96 in the nation for salary and #224 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #490 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Laredo Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,220 or $27.03 per hour which is 13% more than the Texas average salary of $49,510.

AverageLaredoTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.03$23.8113.52%
Annual Salary$56,220$49,51013.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Laredo Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,220 or $27.03 per hour which is 5% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageLaredoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.03$25.725.09%
Annual Salary$56,220$53,4905.10%
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 Laredo earns an average annual salary of $60,270 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in Laredo is 7% less than the Texas average, which means Laredo 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.
  • Laredo average salary is $56,220.
  • Laredo cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,270.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Laredo$56,22093.28%$60,270
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 Laredo, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $48,330 and $63,480 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 $75,710, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $34,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $34,550
15%2 – 4 years9$34,550 – $48,330
25%5 – 9 years15$48,330 – $59,180
25%10 – 14 years15$59,180 – $63,480
15%15 – 20 years9$59,180 – $75,710
10%20+ years6Above $75,710
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 $56,220, Laredo Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($66,410).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,750), and Psychology Teachers ($52,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$66,410
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,220
Psychology Teachers$52,910
Social Workers$49,750
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Laredo Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Laredo is 60.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,220 per year or $27.03 per hour in Laredo.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Laredo Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $60,270 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Laredo are Health Care Social Workers($66,410), Substance Abuse Counselors($56,220), Psychology Teachers($52,910).


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

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