Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Wenatchee is 100.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Wenatchee earn an average of $60,000 per year or $28.85 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Wenatchee is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Wenatchee is less than 1%.

Rankings for Wenatchee

  • Ranks #1 in Washington for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #40 in the nation for salary and #76 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #424 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Wenatchee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $60,000 or $28.85 per hour which is 6% more than the Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageWenatcheeWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.85$27.166.22%
Annual Salary$60,000$56,5006.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Wenatchee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $60,000 or $28.85 per hour which is 12% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWenatcheeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.85$25.7212.17%
Annual Salary$60,000$53,49012.17%
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 Wenatchee earns an average annual salary of $59,910 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Wenatchee is 0% higher than the Washington average, which means Wenatchee 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.
  • Wenatchee average salary is $60,000.
  • Wenatchee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,910.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Wenatchee$60,000100.15%$59,910
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 Wenatchee, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $46,010 and $75,410 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 $81,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $37,300, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $37,300
15%2 – 4 years15$37,300 – $46,010
25%5 – 9 years25$46,010 – $56,800
25%10 – 14 years25$56,800 – $75,410
15%15 – 20 years15$56,800 – $81,850
10%20+ years10Above $81,850
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 $60,000, Wenatchee Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Social Workers ($61,280), and Health Care Social Workers ($60,470).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$61,280
Health Care Social Workers$60,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Wenatchee Substance Abuse Counselors

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

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $60,000 per year or $28.85 per hour in Wenatchee.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Wenatchee Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,910 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Wenatchee are Social Workers($61,280), Health Care Social Workers($60,470), Substance Abuse Counselors($60,000).


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

Official Data Sources for Substance Abuse Counselors: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data