The salary statistics of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is $65,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,210. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $55,690. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $30,720).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,550 to $53,990. The highest paying state for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $53,990. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,550. For more salary information of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |