Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
80,130 1.8 % $19.67 $40,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.08 $14.83 $18.52 $23.23 $28.85
Annual Wage (2) $25,140 $30,850 $38,520 $48,330 $60,000


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 20,380 3.18 $18.87 $39,240
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 17,560 3.05 $17.59 $36,580
Individual and Family Services 11,690 0.89 $18.80 $39,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,450 0.12 $22.23 $46,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,940 0.09 $23.77 $49,450

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 20,380 3.18 $18.87 $39,240
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 17,560 3.05 $17.59 $36,580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,570 1.53 $21.46 $44,630
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,670 1.06 $18.17 $37,790
Individual and Family Services 11,690 0.89 $18.80 $39,100

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 440 0.02 $26.60 $55,320
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $25.99 $54,050
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 50 (7) $25.82 $53,700
Civic and Social Organizations 70 0.02 $25.38 $52,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,830 0.03 $24.66 $51,300


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 10,520 1.88 3.06 $18.60 $38,690
California 9,060 0.63 1.03 $17.88 $37,180
New York 8,100 0.95 1.54 $21.40 $44,510
Florida 3,790 0.52 0.85 $20.20 $42,010
Texas 3,210 0.30 0.49 $17.71 $36,850




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 10,520 1.88 3.06 $18.60 $38,690
Rhode Island 700 1.54 2.51 $16.12 $33,530
Idaho 890 1.49 2.43 $19.12 $39,760
South Dakota 500 1.26 2.04 $17.25 $35,870
Montana 480 1.12 1.82 $17.19 $35,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,120 0.29 0.47 $24.66 $51,290
Alaska 270 0.85 1.39 $24.17 $50,270
New Jersey 2,230 0.59 0.96 $24.03 $49,990
Connecticut 1,700 1.05 1.71 $22.68 $47,180
Wisconsin 1,040 0.39 0.63 $22.50 $46,800





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 4,330 0.84 1.37 $23.02 $47,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,890 2.13 3.47 $19.17 $39,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,830 0.73 1.19 $14.86 $30,920
Pittsburgh, PA 1,800 1.60 2.60 $17.60 $36,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,270 0.74 1.21 $20.93 $43,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 0.56 $19.62 $40,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.43 0.71 $24.71 $51,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,000 0.58 0.94 $20.12 $41,840
Baltimore-Towson, MD 980 0.78 1.26 $21.23 $44,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 950 0.67 1.10 $21.31 $44,320




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)
Pocatello, ID 110 3.25 5.28 $19.75 $41,080
Waterbury, CT 190 3.06 4.98 $22.03 $45,830
Pueblo, CO 170 3.06 4.97 $15.32 $31,860
Jackson, TN 150 2.50 4.06 $16.67 $34,680
Altoona, PA 140 2.40 3.91 $16.91 $35,170
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 160 2.25 3.66 $12.39 $25,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,890 2.13 3.47 $19.17 $39,880
Johnstown, PA 120 2.07 3.36 $15.70 $32,650
Worcester, MA-CT 490 2.02 3.29 $16.80 $34,950
Wheeling, WV-OH 130 2.02 3.29 $9.33 $19,400