Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Appleton is 230.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Appleton earn an average of $55,170 per year or $26.52 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Appleton is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Appleton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Appleton

  • Ranks #7 in Wisconsin for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #115 in the nation for salary and #250 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #259 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Appleton Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,170 or $26.52 per hour which is 6% more than the Wisconsin average salary of $52,010.

AverageAppletonWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.52$25.016.04%
Annual Salary$55,170$52,0106.08%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Appleton Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,170 or $26.52 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageAppletonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.52$25.723.11%
Annual Salary$55,170$53,4903.14%
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 Appleton earns an average annual salary of $59,669 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $52,010. per year.

Cost-of-living in Appleton is 8% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Appleton residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Wisconsin average.

  • Wisconsin average salary is $52,010.
  • Wisconsin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,811.
  • Appleton average salary is $55,170.
  • Appleton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,669.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Appleton$55,17092.46%$59,669
Wisconsin$52,01093.19%$55,811
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 Appleton, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $39,380 and $63,460 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 $80,340, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year23Under $36,130
15%2 – 4 years34$36,130 – $39,380
25%5 – 9 years58$39,380 – $49,370
25%10 – 14 years58$49,370 – $63,460
15%15 – 20 years34$49,370 – $80,340
10%20+ years23Above $80,340
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 $55,170, Appleton Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,220), School Psychologists ($71,400), and Health Care Social Workers ($55,960).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($39,980).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,220
School Psychologists$71,400
Health Care Social Workers$55,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,170
Social Workers$39,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Appleton Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Appleton is 230.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $55,170 per year or $26.52 per hour in Appleton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Appleton Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $59,669 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Appleton are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,220), School Psychologists($71,400), Health Care Social Workers($55,960).


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

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