Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Huntington-Ashland is 460.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Huntington-Ashland earn an average of $41,880 per year or $20.13 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Huntington-Ashland is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Huntington-Ashland is less than 1%.

Rankings for Huntington-Ashland

  • Ranks #4 in West Virginia for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #458 in the nation for salary and #458 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #129 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Huntington-Ashland Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,880 or $20.13 per hour which is almost same as West Virginia average salary of $41,520.

AverageHuntington-AshlandWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.13$19.960.85%
Annual Salary$41,880$41,5200.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Huntington-Ashland Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,880 or $20.13 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageHuntington-AshlandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.13$25.72-21.73%
Annual Salary$41,880$53,490-21.70%
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 Huntington-Ashland earns an average annual salary of $48,405 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $41,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Huntington-Ashland is 13% less than the West Virginia average, which means Huntington-Ashland 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.
  • Huntington-Ashland average salary is $41,880.
  • Huntington-Ashland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,405.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Huntington-Ashland$41,88086.52%$48,405
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 Huntington-Ashland, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $35,820 and $46,920 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 $57,290, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year46Under $29,060
15%2 – 4 years69$29,060 – $35,820
25%5 – 9 years115$35,820 – $37,680
25%10 – 14 years115$37,680 – $46,920
15%15 – 20 years69$37,680 – $57,290
10%20+ years46Above $57,290
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 $41,880, Huntington-Ashland Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($71,280), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($67,850), Health Care Social Workers ($58,140), and Psychology Teachers ($57,590).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($40,700).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$71,280
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$67,850
Health Care Social Workers$58,140
Psychology Teachers$57,590
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,880
Social Workers$40,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Huntington-Ashland Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Huntington-Ashland is 460.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $41,880 per year or $20.13 per hour in Huntington-Ashland.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Huntington-Ashland Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $48,405 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Huntington-Ashland are Forensic Psychologists($71,280), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($67,850), Health Care Social Workers($58,140).


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