Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

21-1011 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. Excludes "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029), "Psychologists" (19-3031 through 19-3039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (21-1014) providing these services.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
85,180 1.7 % $20.13 $41,870 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.17 $15.10 $18.88 $24.05 $29.53
Annual Wage (2) $25,310 $31,400 $39,270 $50,010 $61,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 20,330 2.90 $19.61 $40,800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 19,410 3.20 $18.14 $37,730
Individual and Family Services 12,390 0.84 $19.39 $40,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,450 0.12 $22.52 $46,850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 4,900 2.16 $21.47 $44,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 19,410 3.20 $18.14 $37,730
Outpatient Care Centers 20,330 2.90 $19.61 $40,800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 4,900 2.16 $21.47 $44,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,450 1.58 $15.76 $32,790
Individual and Family Services 12,390 0.84 $19.39 $40,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 70 0.01 $30.70 $63,860
Educational Support Services 240 0.16 $27.00 $56,150
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,690 0.03 $25.92 $53,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $25.53 $53,110
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $25.04 $52,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,940 0.66 1.04 $18.68 $38,860
New York 8,220 0.93 1.48 $22.12 $46,020
Pennsylvania 7,800 1.38 2.19 $19.86 $41,320
Florida 4,460 0.58 0.92 $20.46 $42,550
Texas 4,040 0.36 0.57 $18.44 $38,350



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 7,800 1.38 2.19 $19.86 $41,320
South Dakota 550 1.34 2.13 $17.28 $35,950
Idaho 770 1.23 1.95 $20.36 $42,340
Rhode Island 500 1.07 1.70 $17.78 $36,990
Montana 470 1.07 1.70 $19.38 $40,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 160 0.23 0.37 $24.97 $51,930
Alaska 210 0.66 1.05 $24.36 $50,660
New Jersey 2,760 0.71 1.13 $23.73 $49,370
North Dakota 280 0.63 0.99 $23.72 $49,350
New Hampshire 200 0.32 0.51 $23.05 $47,950




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,830 0.90 1.42 $23.76 $49,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,800 1.51 2.39 $19.69 $40,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.67 1.06 $16.72 $34,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.40 0.63 $17.23 $35,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,440 1.11 1.77 $21.16 $44,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,350 0.74 1.17 $21.00 $43,680
Pittsburgh, PA 1,330 1.18 1.87 $18.60 $38,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,330 0.73 1.16 $22.10 $45,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,140 0.64 1.01 $20.67 $43,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.68 1.08 $21.80 $45,340



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Bedford, MA 280 4.28 6.79 $16.69 $34,720
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 280 3.47 5.50 $19.98 $41,560
Altoona, PA 170 2.86 4.53 $17.69 $36,800
Waterbury, CT 170 2.68 4.25 $21.13 $43,950
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 190 2.67 4.23 $18.45 $38,370
Worcester, MA-CT 620 2.49 3.95 $22.77 $47,370
Erie, PA 310 2.48 3.93 $16.46 $34,230
Wheeling, WV-OH 150 2.40 3.81 $14.70 $30,570
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 220 2.35 3.73 $15.87 $33,020
Redding, CA 130 2.28 3.61 $18.49 $38,450