Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
83,120 1.7 % $19.75 $41,090 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $14.85 $18.57 $23.47 $28.93
Annual Wage (2) $25,200 $30,890 $38,620 $48,810 $60,160


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 20,090 2.99 $19.18 $39,900
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 19,000 3.21 $17.55 $36,500
Individual and Family Services 12,620 0.90 $18.85 $39,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,200 0.11 $22.64 $47,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,130 0.10 $23.60 $49,090

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 19,000 3.21 $17.55 $36,500
Outpatient Care Centers 20,090 2.99 $19.18 $39,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 4,470 1.95 $21.01 $43,710
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,010 1.28 $17.04 $35,450
Individual and Family Services 12,620 0.90 $18.85 $39,220

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 520 0.02 $26.81 $55,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,660 0.03 $25.27 $52,560
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $25.25 $52,520
Educational Support Services 240 0.16 $24.84 $51,670
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 60 (7) $24.33 $50,610


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 9,350 1.66 2.66 $18.97 $39,450
California 9,090 0.62 0.99 $18.39 $38,260
New York 8,100 0.94 1.50 $21.00 $43,680
Florida 4,500 0.60 0.96 $20.02 $41,650
Texas 3,720 0.34 0.54 $18.39 $38,240




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)
Rhode Island 780 1.70 2.72 $16.36 $34,020
Pennsylvania 9,350 1.66 2.66 $18.97 $39,450
Idaho 870 1.42 2.26 $19.41 $40,380
South Dakota 560 1.39 2.22 $16.96 $35,280
Connecticut 1,910 1.17 1.87 $22.26 $46,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,170 0.29 0.47 $24.47 $50,890
Utah 310 0.25 0.40 $23.92 $49,760
New Jersey 2,560 0.67 1.07 $23.78 $49,460
Alaska 300 0.92 1.46 $23.41 $48,690
North Dakota 280 0.67 1.06 $23.03 $47,900





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 4,620 0.88 1.41 $22.72 $47,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,200 1.74 2.77 $19.13 $39,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.63 1.01 $16.33 $33,960
Pittsburgh, PA 1,720 1.52 2.43 $17.80 $37,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.38 0.61 $18.45 $38,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,320 0.74 1.18 $19.83 $41,250
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,250 0.97 1.56 $19.76 $41,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,160 0.66 1.05 $21.46 $44,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.44 0.71 $25.22 $52,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,030 0.86 1.37 $18.43 $38,330




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)
Waterbury, CT 170 2.66 4.25 $21.18 $44,050
Wheeling, WV-OH 150 2.42 3.87 $14.31 $29,760
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 180 2.36 3.76 $18.28 $38,030
Anderson, IN 90 2.32 3.69 $16.34 $33,980
Santa Fe, NM 130 2.26 3.60 $18.49 $38,460
Erie, PA 280 2.25 3.59 $16.59 $34,510
Altoona, PA 130 2.19 3.50 $17.50 $36,400
Kingston, NY 120 2.15 3.43 $19.34 $40,230
Worcester, MA-CT 520 2.13 3.40 $20.18 $41,970
Pocatello, ID 70 2.04 3.26 $20.79 $43,240