Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area is 400.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $49,350 per year or $23.73 per hour.
  • The percentage of Vermont Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Vermont for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Vermont for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #275 in the nation for salary and #114 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #147 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Vermont

Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,350 or $23.73 per hour which is almost same as Vermont average salary of $48,890.

AverageSouthern Vermont Nonmetropolitan AreaVermont% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.73$23.510.94%
Annual Salary$49,350$48,8900.94%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,350 or $23.73 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageSouthern Vermont Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.73$25.72-7.74%
Annual Salary$49,350$53,490-7.74%
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 Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $50,569 which compares to the Vermont average annual salary of $48,890. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area is 2% less than the Vermont average, which means Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Vermont average.

  • Vermont average salary is $48,890.
  • Vermont cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,210.
  • Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $49,350.
  • Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,569.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area$49,35097.59%$50,569
Vermont$48,89099.35%$49,210
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 Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,520 and $59,380 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 $62,870, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $38,360, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year40Under $38,360
15%2 – 4 years60$38,360 – $38,520
25%5 – 9 years100$38,520 – $47,320
25%10 – 14 years100$47,320 – $59,380
15%15 – 20 years60$47,320 – $62,870
10%20+ years40Above $62,870
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 $49,350, Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($77,970), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($74,090), Health Care Social Workers ($55,960), and Social Workers ($53,980).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$77,970
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$74,090
Health Care Social Workers$55,960
Social Workers$53,980
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area is 400.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,350 per year or $23.73 per hour in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,569 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($77,970), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($74,090), Health Care Social Workers($55,960).


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

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