Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Walla Walla is 100.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Walla Walla earn an average of $56,970 per year or $27.39 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Walla Walla is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Walla Walla is less than 1%.

Rankings for Walla Walla

  • Ranks #6 in Washington for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #83 in the nation for salary and #107 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #425 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Walla Walla Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,970 or $27.39 per hour which is almost same as Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageWalla WallaWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.39$27.160.85%
Annual Salary$56,970$56,5000.83%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Walla Walla Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,970 or $27.39 per hour which is 6% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWalla WallaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.39$25.726.49%
Annual Salary$56,970$53,4906.51%
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 Walla Walla earns an average annual salary of $58,168 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Walla Walla is 2% less than the Washington average, which means Walla Walla 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.
  • Walla Walla average salary is $56,970.
  • Walla Walla cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,168.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Walla Walla$56,97097.94%$58,168
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 Walla Walla, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $40,730 and $75,940 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 $76,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $38,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $38,430
15%2 – 4 years15$38,430 – $40,730
25%5 – 9 years25$40,730 – $51,600
25%10 – 14 years25$51,600 – $75,940
15%15 – 20 years15$51,600 – $76,670
10%20+ years10Above $76,670
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 $56,970, Walla Walla Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,850), Health Care Social Workers ($58,970), and Social Workers ($57,330).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,850
Health Care Social Workers$58,970
Social Workers$57,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,970
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Walla Walla Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Walla Walla is 100.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $56,970 per year or $27.39 per hour in Walla Walla.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Walla Walla Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $58,168 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Walla Walla are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,850), Health Care Social Workers($58,970), Social Workers($57,330).


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

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