Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Harrisonburg is 160.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Harrisonburg earn an average of $50,700 per year or $24.38 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Harrisonburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Harrisonburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Harrisonburg

  • Ranks #5 in Virginia for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #235 in the nation for salary and #216 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #347 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Harrisonburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,700 or $24.38 per hour which is 4% less than the Virginia average salary of $53,210.

AverageHarrisonburgVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.38$25.58-4.69%
Annual Salary$50,700$53,210-4.72%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Harrisonburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,700 or $24.38 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageHarrisonburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.38$25.72-5.21%
Annual Salary$50,700$53,490-5.22%
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 Harrisonburg earns an average annual salary of $54,242 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $53,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in Harrisonburg is 7% less than the Virginia average, which means Harrisonburg residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Virginia average.

  • Virginia average salary is $53,210.
  • Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,694.
  • Harrisonburg average salary is $50,700.
  • Harrisonburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,242.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Harrisonburg$50,70093.47%$54,242
Virginia$53,210100.98%$52,694
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 Harrisonburg, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,460 and $61,240 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 $74,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $30,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $30,720
15%2 – 4 years24$30,720 – $37,460
25%5 – 9 years40$37,460 – $49,420
25%10 – 14 years40$49,420 – $61,240
15%15 – 20 years24$49,420 – $74,240
10%20+ years16Above $74,240
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 $50,700, Harrisonburg Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($54,630).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,810).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,630
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,700
Social Workers$47,810
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Harrisonburg Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Harrisonburg is 160.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,700 per year or $24.38 per hour in Harrisonburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Harrisonburg Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,242 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Harrisonburg are Health Care Social Workers($54,630), Substance Abuse Counselors($50,700), Social Workers($47,810).


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