Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in St. George is 200.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in St. George earn an average of $70,630 per year or $33.96 per hour.
  • The percentage of Utah Substance Abuse Counselors who work in St. George is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in St. George is less than 1%.

Rankings for St. George

  • Ranks #1 in Utah for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Utah for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for salary and #202 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #285 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Utah

St. George Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $70,630 or $33.96 per hour which is 6% more than the Utah average salary of $66,190.

AverageSt. GeorgeUtah% Difference
Hourly Wage$33.96$31.826.73%
Annual Salary$70,630$66,1906.71%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

St. George Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $70,630 or $33.96 per hour which is 32% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageSt. GeorgeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$33.96$25.7232.04%
Annual Salary$70,630$53,49032.04%
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 St. George earns an average annual salary of $75,178 which compares to the Utah average annual salary of $66,190. per year.

Cost-of-living in St. George is 6% less than the Utah average, which means St. George residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Utah average.

  • Utah average salary is $66,190.
  • Utah cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,440.
  • St. George average salary is $70,630.
  • St. George cost-of-living adjusted salary is $75,178.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
St. George$70,63093.95%$75,178
Utah$66,19095.32%$69,440
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 St. George, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $48,560 and $76,950 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 $116,530, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $35,680, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $35,680
15%2 – 4 years30$35,680 – $48,560
25%5 – 9 years50$48,560 – $61,140
25%10 – 14 years50$61,140 – $76,950
15%15 – 20 years30$61,140 – $116,530
10%20+ years20Above $116,530
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 $70,630, St. George Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($97,770), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($81,270).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,700), School Psychologists ($56,480), and Health Care Social Workers ($65,600).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$97,770
Marriage and Family Therapists$81,270
Substance Abuse Counselors$70,630
Health Care Social Workers$65,600
School Psychologists$56,480
Social Workers$46,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for St. George Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in St. George is 200.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $70,630 per year or $33.96 per hour in St. George.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in St. George Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $75,178 per year or $36 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in St. George are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($97,770), Marriage and Family Therapists($81,270), Substance Abuse Counselors($70,630).


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