Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Morgantown is 120.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Morgantown earn an average of $43,650 per year or $20.99 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.

Rankings for Morgantown

  • Ranks #3 in West Virginia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #423 in the nation for salary and #268 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #402 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Morgantown Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,650 or $20.99 per hour which is 5% more than the West Virginia average salary of $41,520.

AverageMorgantownWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.99$19.965.16%
Annual Salary$43,650$41,5205.13%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Morgantown Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,650 or $20.99 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageMorgantownU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.99$25.72-18.39%
Annual Salary$43,650$53,490-18.40%
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 Morgantown earns an average annual salary of $47,358 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $41,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Morgantown is 8% less than the West Virginia average, which means Morgantown 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.
  • Morgantown average salary is $43,650.
  • Morgantown cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,358.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Morgantown$43,65092.17%$47,358
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 Morgantown, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $30,640 and $47,480 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 $63,110, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $29,530, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year12Under $29,530
15%2 – 4 years18$29,530 – $30,640
25%5 – 9 years30$30,640 – $37,390
25%10 – 14 years30$37,390 – $47,480
15%15 – 20 years18$37,390 – $63,110
10%20+ years12Above $63,110
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 $43,650, Morgantown Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($62,020), and Social Workers ($51,870).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$62,020
Social Workers$51,870
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Morgantown Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Morgantown is 120.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $43,650 per year or $20.99 per hour in Morgantown.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Morgantown Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $47,358 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Morgantown are Health Care Social Workers($62,020), Social Workers($51,870), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,650).


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

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