Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Winchester is 190.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Winchester earn an average of $49,720 per year or $23.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Winchester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Winchester is less than 1%.

Rankings for Winchester

  • Ranks #7 in Virginia for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #263 in the nation for salary and #204 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #297 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Winchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,720 or $23.91 per hour which is 6% less than the Virginia average salary of $53,210.

AverageWinchesterVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.91$25.58-6.53%
Annual Salary$49,720$53,210-6.56%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Winchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,720 or $23.91 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWinchesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.91$25.72-7.04%
Annual Salary$49,720$53,490-7.05%
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 Winchester earns an average annual salary of $52,967 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $53,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in Winchester is 6% less than the Virginia average, which means Winchester 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.
  • Winchester average salary is $49,720.
  • Winchester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,967.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Winchester$49,72093.87%$52,967
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 Winchester, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,800 and $59,910 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 $79,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $28,510, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $28,510
15%2 – 4 years28$28,510 – $38,800
25%5 – 9 years48$38,800 – $48,040
25%10 – 14 years48$48,040 – $59,910
15%15 – 20 years28$48,040 – $79,890
10%20+ years19Above $79,890
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 $49,720, Winchester Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($57,380), and Social Workers ($54,400).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$57,380
Social Workers$54,400
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Winchester Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Winchester is 190.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $49,720 per year or $23.91 per hour in Winchester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Winchester Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $52,967 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Winchester are Health Care Social Workers($57,380), Social Workers($54,400), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,720).


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

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