Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Wichita Falls is 180.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Wichita Falls earn an average of $46,150 per year or $22.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Wichita Falls is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Wichita Falls is less than 1%.

Rankings for Wichita Falls

  • Ranks #20 in Texas for salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #16 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #372 in the nation for salary and #286 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #307 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Wichita Falls Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,150 or $22.19 per hour which is 6% less than the Texas average salary of $49,510.

AverageWichita FallsTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.19$23.81-6.80%
Annual Salary$46,150$49,510-6.79%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Wichita Falls Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,150 or $22.19 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWichita FallsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.19$25.72-13.72%
Annual Salary$46,150$53,490-13.72%
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 Wichita Falls earns an average annual salary of $50,261 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in Wichita Falls is 8% less than the Texas average, which means Wichita Falls 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.
  • Wichita Falls average salary is $46,150.
  • Wichita Falls cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,261.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Wichita Falls$46,15091.82%$50,261
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 Wichita Falls, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $31,250 and $61,330 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 $75,370, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,800, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $28,800
15%2 – 4 years27$28,800 – $31,250
25%5 – 9 years45$31,250 – $38,670
25%10 – 14 years45$38,670 – $61,330
15%15 – 20 years27$38,670 – $75,370
10%20+ years18Above $75,370
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 $46,150, Wichita Falls Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($66,460), Health Care Social Workers ($53,200), and Social Workers ($48,710).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$66,460
Health Care Social Workers$53,200
Social Workers$48,710
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,150
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Wichita Falls Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Wichita Falls is 180.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,150 per year or $22.19 per hour in Wichita Falls.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Wichita Falls Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,261 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Wichita Falls are School Psychologists($66,460), Health Care Social Workers($53,200), Social Workers($48,710).


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

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