Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Mount Vernon-Anacortes is 230.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Mount Vernon-Anacortes earn an average of $54,300 per year or $26.11 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Mount Vernon-Anacortes is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Mount Vernon-Anacortes is less than 1%.

Rankings for Mount Vernon-Anacortes

  • Ranks #9 in Washington for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #140 in the nation for salary and #54 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #254 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Mount Vernon-Anacortes Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,300 or $26.11 per hour which is 3% less than the Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageMount Vernon-AnacortesWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.11$27.16-3.87%
Annual Salary$54,300$56,500-3.89%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Mount Vernon-Anacortes Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,300 or $26.11 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageMount Vernon-AnacortesU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.11$25.721.52%
Annual Salary$54,300$53,4901.51%
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 Mount Vernon-Anacortes earns an average annual salary of $53,048 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Mount Vernon-Anacortes is 2% higher than the Washington average, which means Mount Vernon-Anacortes residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes average salary is $54,300.
  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,048.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Mount Vernon-Anacortes$54,300102.36%$53,048
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 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,700 and $62,150 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 $77,820, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $35,290, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year23Under $35,290
15%2 – 4 years34$35,290 – $38,700
25%5 – 9 years58$38,700 – $47,680
25%10 – 14 years58$47,680 – $62,150
15%15 – 20 years34$47,680 – $77,820
10%20+ years23Above $77,820
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 $54,300, Mount Vernon-Anacortes Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($67,970), and Social Workers ($57,550).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$67,970
Social Workers$57,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,300
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Mount Vernon-Anacortes Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Mount Vernon-Anacortes is 230.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $54,300 per year or $26.11 per hour in Mount Vernon-Anacortes.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Mount Vernon-Anacortes Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $53,048 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Mount Vernon-Anacortes are Health Care Social Workers($67,970), Social Workers($57,550), Substance Abuse Counselors($54,300).


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

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