Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Yakima is 520.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Yakima earn an average of $50,900 per year or $24.47 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Yakima is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Yakima is less than 1%.

Rankings for Yakima

  • Ranks #13 in Washington for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #226 in the nation for salary and #151 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #115 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Yakima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,900 or $24.47 per hour which is 9% less than the Washington average salary of $56,500.

AverageYakimaWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.47$27.16-9.90%
Annual Salary$50,900$56,500-9.91%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Yakima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,900 or $24.47 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageYakimaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.47$25.72-4.86%
Annual Salary$50,900$53,490-4.84%
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 Yakima earns an average annual salary of $53,026 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $56,500. per year.

Cost-of-living in Yakima is 4% less than the Washington average, which means Yakima 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.
  • Yakima average salary is $50,900.
  • Yakima cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,026.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Yakima$50,90095.99%$53,026
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 Yakima, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $38,520 and $60,800 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 $74,310, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $33,700, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year52Under $33,700
15%2 – 4 years78$33,700 – $38,520
25%5 – 9 years130$38,520 – $46,810
25%10 – 14 years130$46,810 – $60,800
15%15 – 20 years78$46,810 – $74,310
10%20+ years52Above $74,310
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 $50,900, Yakima Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($92,320), Social Workers ($57,190), and Health Care Social Workers ($55,690).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$92,320
Social Workers$57,190
Health Care Social Workers$55,690
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,900
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Yakima Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Yakima is 520.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $50,900 per year or $24.47 per hour in Yakima.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Yakima Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $53,026 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Yakima are School Psychologists($92,320), Social Workers($57,190), Health Care Social Workers($55,690).


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