Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in North Texas Region of Texas is 280.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in North Texas Region of Texas earn an average of $46,750 per year or $22.48 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors who work in North Texas Region of Texas is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in North Texas Region of Texas is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Texas Region of Texas

  • Ranks #16 in Texas for salary and #26 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #354 in the nation for salary and #305 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #202 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

North Texas Region of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,750 or $22.48 per hour which is 5% less than the Texas average salary of $49,510.

AverageNorth Texas Region of TexasTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.48$23.81-5.59%
Annual Salary$46,750$49,510-5.57%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Texas Region of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,750 or $22.48 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNorth Texas Region of TexasU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.48$25.72-12.60%
Annual Salary$46,750$53,490-12.60%
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 Texas Region of Texas earns an average annual salary of $51,199 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Texas Region of Texas is 9% less than the Texas average, which means North Texas Region of Texas 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.
  • North Texas Region of Texas average salary is $46,750.
  • North Texas Region of Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,199.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Texas Region of Texas$46,75091.31%$51,199
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 North Texas Region of Texas, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $36,760 and $49,780 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 $63,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $31,560, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $31,560
15%2 – 4 years42$31,560 – $36,760
25%5 – 9 years70$36,760 – $44,570
25%10 – 14 years70$44,570 – $49,780
15%15 – 20 years42$44,570 – $63,890
10%20+ years28Above $63,890
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 $46,750, North Texas Region of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,870), School Psychologists ($61,900), Health Care Social Workers ($60,570), Psychology Teachers ($53,160), and Social Workers ($48,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,870
School Psychologists$61,900
Health Care Social Workers$60,570
Psychology Teachers$53,160
Social Workers$48,640
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,750
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Texas Region of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in North Texas Region of Texas is 280.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,750 per year or $22.48 per hour in North Texas Region of Texas.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Texas Region of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,199 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Texas Region of Texas are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($80,870), School Psychologists($61,900), Health Care Social Workers($60,570).


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