Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $57,360 per year or $27.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Substance Abuse Counselors who work in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Wisconsin for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #79 in the nation for salary and #383 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #198 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,360 or $27.58 per hour which is 10% more than the Wisconsin average salary of $52,010.

AverageNortheastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.58$25.0110.28%
Annual Salary$57,360$52,01010.29%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,360 or $27.58 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $53,490.

AverageNortheastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.58$25.727.23%
Annual Salary$57,360$53,4907.23%
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 Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $64,551 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $52,010. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $57,360.
  • Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,551.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$57,36088.86%$64,551
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 Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn between $45,340 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 $79,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Substance Abuse Counselors.

Approximately 10% of Substance Abuse Counselors earn under $36,770, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Substance Abuse Counselors.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $36,770
15%2 – 4 years42$36,770 – $45,340
25%5 – 9 years70$45,340 – $58,170
25%10 – 14 years70$58,170 – $63,460
15%15 – 20 years42$58,170 – $79,630
10%20+ years28Above $79,630
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 $57,360, Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,650), School Psychologists ($74,310), and Psychology Teachers ($70,770).

However, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn more than Social Workers ($48,840), and Health Care Social Workers ($52,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,650
School Psychologists$74,310
Psychology Teachers$70,770
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,360
Health Care Social Workers$52,860
Social Workers$48,840
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors

The number of Substance Abuse Counselors currently employed in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.

Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $57,360 per year or $27.58 per hour in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $64,551 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,650), School Psychologists($74,310), Psychology Teachers($70,770).


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