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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $10.87 $16.36 $25.16
  Annual $22,600 $34,000 $52,300
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Exclude “Social Workers”, “Psychologists”, and “Mental Health Counselors” providing these services.