Substance Abuse Counselor State Salary

The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Substance Abuse Counselors.  Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $14.30 in West Virginia to a high of $26.63 in Michigan.  A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 

To see the complete job description for Substance Abuse Counselors click here. 

STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 640 18.53 38,540
Alaska 300 23.41 48,690
Arizona 2,020 19.60 40,760
Arkansas 450 16.82 34,990
California 9,090 18.39 38,260
Colorado 1,420 19.54 40,640
Connecticut 1,910 22.26 46,290
Delaware 190 19.74 41,050
District of Columbia 190 22.48 46,770
Florida 4,500 20.02 41,650
Georgia 1,370 19.58 40,720
Hawaii 390 20.63 42,920
Idaho 870 19.41 40,380
Illinois 2,260 18.01 37,460
Indiana 1,260 17.52 36,450
Iowa 1,170 19.27 40,090
Kansas 690 18.57 38,630
Kentucky 530 17.82 37,060
Louisiana 470 18.07 37,580
Maine 570 20.59 42,830
Maryland 2,040 20.37 42,380
Massachusetts 3,090 21.17 44,030
Michigan 1,170 24.47 50,890
Minnesota 1,680 22.83 47,480
Mississippi 670 15.57 32,390


STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Missouri 1,460 16.21 33,710
Montana 480 17.80 37,020
Nebraska 520 19.97 41,530
Nevada 270 22.08 45,920
New Hampshire 260 21.60 44,930
New Jersey 2,560 23.78 49,460
New Mexico 530 19.37 40,290
New York 8,100 21.00 43,680
North Carolina 1,370 21.45 44,620
North Dakota 280 23.03 47,900
Ohio 2,180 20.21 42,040
Oklahoma 1,120 16.50 34,320
Oregon 1,170 21.93 45,620
Pennsylvania 9,350 18.97 39,450
Rhode Island 780 16.36 34,020
South Carolina 590 18.40 38,270
South Dakota 560 16.96 35,280
Tennessee 1,020 16.68 34,700
Texas 3,720 18.39 38,240
Utah 310 23.92 49,760
Vermont 240 21.75 45,240
Virginia 1,960 22.43 46,650
Washington 2,410 20.42 42,470
West Virginia 530 14.30 29,750
Wisconsin 1,200 21.00 43,690
Wyoming 220 21.73 45,190