Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
77,940 2.2 % $19.62 $40,810 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.55 $18.33 $23.13 $29.04
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $30,270 $38,120 $48,100 $60,400


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 16,490 2.78 $18.28 $38,020
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,590 2.76 $16.98 $35,320
Individual and Family Services 12,440 1.03 $18.86 $39,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,720 0.12 $22.30 $46,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,480 0.11 $23.14 $48,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 16,490 2.78 $18.28 $38,020
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,590 2.76 $16.98 $35,320
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,810 1.58 $20.50 $42,640
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,770 1.09 $15.95 $33,180
Individual and Family Services 12,440 1.03 $18.86 $39,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,890 0.05 $28.66 $59,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 450 0.02 $24.51 $50,990
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.04 $23.33 $48,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $23.32 $48,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,480 0.11 $23.14 $48,120


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 8,850 0.63 1.03 $17.33 $36,040
New York 8,600 1.03 1.68 $21.08 $43,850
Pennsylvania 8,290 1.51 2.47 $18.21 $37,870
New Jersey 4,010 1.06 1.73 $27.77 $57,760
Florida 3,470 0.49 0.80 $20.66 $42,960




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)
Montana 730 1.71 2.79 $14.47 $30,100
Vermont 440 1.52 2.48 $19.22 $39,980
Pennsylvania 8,290 1.51 2.47 $18.21 $37,870
South Dakota 520 1.35 2.20 $17.04 $35,440
New Jersey 4,010 1.06 1.73 $27.77 $57,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,010 1.06 1.73 $27.77 $57,760
Hawaii 410 0.72 1.17 $27.00 $56,150
Wisconsin 960 0.37 0.60 $22.66 $47,130
Maine 340 0.59 0.96 $22.61 $47,020
Alaska 280 0.92 1.50 $21.87 $45,480

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 4,850 0.97 1.59 $23.01 $47,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,840 0.74 1.21 $15.05 $31,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,670 1.48 2.42 $20.12 $41,840
Pittsburgh, PA 1,940 1.77 2.89 $16.67 $34,680
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.91 3.12 $30.51 $63,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.88 1.43 $19.55 $40,670
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.39 0.63 $20.41 $42,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,170 0.95 1.55 $20.57 $42,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.52 0.84 $17.60 $36,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 0.66 1.08 $21.91 $45,570




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)
Yuba City, CA 140 3.77 6.14 $16.53 $34,380
Idaho Falls, ID 150 3.03 4.95 $17.85 $37,130
Billings, MT 200 2.49 4.05 $12.74 $26,490
Pueblo, CO 130 2.34 3.82 $14.20 $29,540
Elmira, NY 80 2.26 3.68 $18.64 $38,770
Yakima, WA 160 2.05 3.34 $14.51 $30,180
Pocatello, ID 70 2.03 3.30 $19.70 $40,970
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.91 3.12 $30.51 $63,460
Chico, CA 130 1.90 3.10 $19.69 $40,950
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 180 1.84 3.01 $21.73 $45,190




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $32.72 $68,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.91 3.12 $30.51 $63,460
Bangor, ME 50 0.76 1.24 $29.31 $60,970
Honolulu, HI 210 0.51 0.83 $28.58 $59,440
Chattanooga, TN-GA 90 0.41 0.68 $28.49 $59,260
Wilmington, NC 70 0.53 0.86 $28.18 $58,620
Eugene-Springfield, OR 80 0.60 0.98 $27.90 $58,020
St. Cloud, MN 130 1.39 2.27 $27.82 $57,860
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.44 0.71 $26.71 $55,560
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $26.44 $54,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.40 3.91 $18.74 $38,990
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 280 1.51 2.46 $19.51 $40,580
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.97 3.21 $15.30 $31,820
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.74 2.84 $19.24 $40,020
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.39 2.26 $18.85 $39,200

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 4.20 6.85 $18.25 $37,970
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.90 4.73 $18.34 $38,150
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 90 2.48 4.05 $26.00 $54,070
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.40 3.91 $18.74 $38,990
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 230 2.29 3.73 $19.11 $39,740

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 0.84 $27.36 $56,920
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 90 2.48 4.05 $26.00 $54,070
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 1.89 $25.71 $53,470
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 200 1.29 2.11 $25.26 $52,530
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.13 1.85 $23.98 $49,880


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011