Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
91,040 1.8 % $21.23 $44,160 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.60 $15.61 $19.75 $25.33 $31.29
Annual Wage (2) $26,210 $32,470 $41,070 $52,690 $65,080


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 22,250 2.67 $20.64 $42,930
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 18,240 2.98 $19.08 $39,690
Individual and Family Services 12,560 0.74 $20.10 $41,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $23.30 $48,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,050 0.09 $25.31 $52,640

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 18,240 2.98 $19.08 $39,690
Outpatient Care Centers 22,250 2.67 $20.64 $42,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 4,790 2.04 $22.70 $47,210
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,580 1.60 $17.21 $35,800
Individual and Family Services 12,560 0.74 $20.10 $41,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $35.12 $73,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $32.33 $67,240
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $27.17 $56,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,660 0.04 $27.05 $56,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 770 0.03 $26.81 $55,760


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 9,050 0.57 0.87 $21.37 $44,450
New York 7,600 0.84 1.29 $24.21 $50,350
Pennsylvania 6,730 1.17 1.81 $20.62 $42,890
Massachusetts 5,010 1.45 2.23 $21.89 $45,520
Florida 4,440 0.54 0.83 $22.12 $46,010




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)
Connecticut 2,600 1.56 2.41 $23.39 $48,660
Massachusetts 5,010 1.45 2.23 $21.89 $45,520
South Dakota 490 1.17 1.80 $19.25 $40,030
Pennsylvania 6,730 1.17 1.81 $20.62 $42,890
Vermont 340 1.11 1.72 $23.24 $48,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 710 0.88 1.36 $28.41 $59,090
Alaska 290 0.91 1.40 $26.10 $54,280
North Dakota 300 0.71 1.10 $25.81 $53,680
New Jersey 2,840 0.72 1.11 $25.72 $53,490
New York 7,600 0.84 1.29 $24.21 $50,350





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,590 0.85 1.31 $25.63 $53,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.47 0.73 $20.57 $42,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.54 0.84 $18.15 $37,760
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,730 1.29 1.99 $22.10 $45,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,640 0.85 1.30 $20.14 $41,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,510 0.79 1.22 $22.65 $47,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.84 1.30 $18.41 $38,290
Pittsburgh, PA 1,320 1.16 1.79 $17.45 $36,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.46 2.25 $22.17 $46,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,290 0.71 1.10 $22.83 $47,480