Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
76,600 1.7 % $19.73 $41,030 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.16 $14.86 $18.54 $23.20 $28.95
Annual Wage (2) $25,280 $30,900 $38,560 $48,260 $60,220


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 17,700 2.89 $18.84 $39,180
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 16,140 2.82 $17.62 $36,650
Individual and Family Services 11,320 0.91 $19.01 $39,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,520 0.12 $22.64 $47,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,060 0.10 $23.68 $49,250

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 17,700 2.89 $18.84 $39,180
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 16,140 2.82 $17.62 $36,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,790 1.61 $20.76 $43,180
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,650 1.04 $16.68 $34,690
Individual and Family Services 11,320 0.91 $19.01 $39,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 470 0.02 $26.30 $54,710
Civic and Social Organizations 100 0.02 $24.95 $51,900
Nursing Care Facilities 50 (7) $24.81 $51,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,280 0.04 $24.18 $50,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,060 0.10 $23.68 $49,250


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)
Pennsylvania 9,610 1.73 2.90 $18.41 $38,290
California 8,660 0.62 1.03 $17.98 $37,400
New York 7,680 0.91 1.53 $21.55 $44,830
Florida 3,700 0.52 0.87 $20.80 $43,270
Massachusetts 2,950 0.94 1.57 $21.24 $44,170




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 9,610 1.73 2.90 $18.41 $38,290
South Dakota 550 1.39 2.33 $17.45 $36,290
Montana 550 1.30 2.18 $15.54 $32,310
Vermont 360 1.22 2.05 $20.08 $41,770
Rhode Island 520 1.15 1.93 $16.34 $33,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 310 0.54 0.90 $26.19 $54,490
Michigan 1,080 0.28 0.47 $25.37 $52,780
New Jersey 2,760 0.73 1.23 $23.95 $49,810
Alaska 300 0.96 1.61 $22.96 $47,760
Wisconsin 980 0.37 0.62 $22.36 $46,500





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 4,470 0.88 1.48 $23.39 $48,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.87 3.14 $19.53 $40,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.71 1.19 $16.04 $33,370
Pittsburgh, PA 1,900 1.71 2.86 $17.43 $36,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 0.59 $19.74 $41,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.73 1.22 $22.00 $45,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 0.88 $23.71 $49,320
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,090 0.87 1.45 $20.97 $43,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,070 0.62 1.04 $22.19 $46,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,030 0.46 0.78 $18.61 $38,710




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 130 3.49 5.85 $16.85 $35,040
Jackson, TN 150 2.60 4.36 $16.78 $34,900
Pocatello, ID 90 2.59 4.34 $19.68 $40,930
Chico, CA 160 2.31 3.87 $20.19 $41,990
Pueblo, CO 130 2.30 3.85 $16.29 $33,870
Longview, TX 190 2.04 3.42 $16.57 $34,460
Billings, MT 160 2.04 3.42 $14.57 $30,300
Worcester, MA-CT 460 1.92 3.21 $16.47 $34,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.87 3.14 $19.53 $40,610
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 1.85 3.09 $20.37 $42,370