Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Beckley is 110.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Beckley earn an average of $39,730 per year or $19.10 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Beckley is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Beckley is less than 1%.

Rankings for Beckley

  • Ranks #6 in West Virginia for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #483 in the nation for salary and #473 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #416 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Beckley Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,730 or $19.10 per hour which is 4% less than the West Virginia average salary of $41,520.

AverageBeckleyWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.10$19.96-4.31%
Annual Salary$39,730$41,520-4.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Beckley Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,730 or $19.10 per hour which is 25% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageBeckleyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.10$25.72-25.74%
Annual Salary$39,730$53,490-25.72%
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 Beckley earns an average annual salary of $46,090 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $41,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Beckley is 14% less than the West Virginia average, which means Beckley residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to West Virginia average.

  • West Virginia average salary is $41,520.
  • West Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,203.
  • Beckley average salary is $39,730.
  • Beckley cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,090.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Beckley$39,73086.20%$46,090
West Virginia$41,52087.96%$47,203
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 Beckley, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $35,480 and $46,420 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 $49,130, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,490, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $29,490
15%2 – 4 years16$29,490 – $35,480
25%5 – 9 years28$35,480 – $36,890
25%10 – 14 years28$36,890 – $46,420
15%15 – 20 years16$36,890 – $49,130
10%20+ years11Above $49,130
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 $39,730, Beckley Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($50,220), and Health Care Social Workers ($46,430).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($38,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$50,220
Health Care Social Workers$46,430
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,730
Social Workers$38,090
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Beckley Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Beckley is 110.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $39,730 per year or $19.10 per hour in Beckley.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Beckley Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $46,090 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Beckley are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($50,220), Health Care Social Workers($46,430), Substance Abuse Counselors($39,730).


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

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