Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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. Exclude "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029), "Psychologists" (19-3031 through 19-3039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (21-1014) providing these services.

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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)
63,310 2.4 % $15.32 $31,860 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.40 $11.71 $14.51 $18.04 $21.91
Annual Wage (2) $19,540 $24,350 $30,180 $37,520 $45,570

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Outpatient care centers 11,650 $15.50 $32,250 1 17
Individual and family services 10,660 $14.00 $29,130 2 24
Residential mental health facilities 10,570 $13.27 $27,610 3 27
Local government (OES designation) 6,930 $17.02 $35,400 4 8
General medical and surgical hospitals 4,480 $17.42 $36,240 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Insurance carriers 60 $43.61 $90,720 24 1
Colleges and universities 310 $21.52 $44,760 15 2
Junior colleges 70 $21.17 $44,040 22 3
Other ambulatory health care services 60 $19.28 $40,100 23 4
Offices of other health practitioners 1,490 $18.41 $38,290 10 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 520 $17.40 $36,190 0.181% 265
Montana 430 $13.42 $27,920 0.110% 317
Rhode Island 510 $13.44 $27,950 0.108% 354
Maryland 2,400 $17.42 $36,240 0.099% 314
Iowa 1,240 $14.20 $29,540 0.088% 342

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wisconsin 810 $19.67 $40,910 0.030% 243
New York 6,320 $18.56 $38,600 0.076% 352
Connecticut 1,210 $17.71 $36,840 0.074% 332
Maryland 2,400 $17.42 $36,240 0.099% 314
Alaska 520 $17.40 $36,190 0.181% 265

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Pueblo, CO MSA 120 $13.01 $27,070 0.220%
Yakima, WA MSA 170 $11.91 $24,760 0.218%
Goldsboro, NC MSA 80 $11.75 $24,450 0.187%
Anchorage, AK MSA 250 $17.46 $36,310 0.182%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 130 $14.06 $29,250 0.176%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA (6) $25.33 $52,680 (6)
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 120 $22.14 $46,050 0.060%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 310 $22.12 $46,000 0.038%
New York, NY PMSA 3,420 $20.08 $41,760 0.086%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 70 $19.61 $40,790 0.045%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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