Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 690.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,800 per year or $24.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #12 in Washington for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #201 in the nation for salary and #124 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #79 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,800 or $24.91 per hour which is 8% less than the Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageWestern Washington Nonmetropolitan AreaWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.91$27.16-8.28%
Annual Salary$51,800$56,500-8.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,800 or $24.91 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageWestern Washington Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.91$25.72-3.15%
Annual Salary$51,800$53,490-3.16%
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 Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $53,402 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 3% less than the Washington average, which means Western 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.
  • Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,800.
  • Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,402.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area$51,80097.00%$53,402
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 Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $37,600 and $60,670 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 $76,780, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $35,020, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year69Under $35,020
15%2 – 4 years104$35,020 – $37,600
25%5 – 9 years172$37,600 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years172$47,040 – $60,670
15%15 – 20 years104$47,040 – $76,780
10%20+ years69Above $76,780
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 $51,800, Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($97,940), School Psychologists ($94,460), Health Care Social Workers ($62,360), and Social Workers ($60,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$97,940
School Psychologists$94,460
Health Care Social Workers$62,360
Social Workers$60,350
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area is 690.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,800 per year or $24.91 per hour in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $53,402 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Western Washington Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($97,940), School Psychologists($94,460), Health Care Social Workers($62,360).


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