Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 240.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $57,560 per year or $27.67 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #5 in Washington for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #77 in the nation for salary and #125 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #244 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,560 or $27.67 per hour which is 1% more than the Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageEastern Washington Nonmetropolitan AreaWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.67$27.161.88%
Annual Salary$57,560$56,5001.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,560 or $27.67 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageEastern Washington Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.67$25.727.58%
Annual Salary$57,560$53,4907.61%
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 Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,340 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 3% less than the Washington average, which means Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Washington average.

  • Washington average salary is $56,500.
  • Washington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,627.
  • Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $57,560.
  • Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,340.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area$57,56097.00%$59,340
Washington$56,500107.36%$52,627
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 Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $45,660 and $63,390 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 $80,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $35,260, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year24Under $35,260
15%2 – 4 years36$35,260 – $45,660
25%5 – 9 years60$45,660 – $59,980
25%10 – 14 years60$59,980 – $63,390
15%15 – 20 years36$59,980 – $80,040
10%20+ years24Above $80,040
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 $57,560, Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($83,370), and Social Workers ($63,000).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($57,550).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$83,370
Social Workers$63,000
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,560
Health Care Social Workers$57,550
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 240.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,560 per year or $27.67 per hour in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,340 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($83,370), Social Workers($63,000), Substance Abuse Counselors($57,560).


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

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