Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
65,170 2.5 % $15.95 $33,170 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.68 $12.05 $14.99 $18.71 $22.75
Annual Wage (2) $20,130 $25,060 $31,190 $38,910 $47,310

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 12,270 $15.86 $32,980 1 18
Residential mental health facilities 11,040 $13.67 $28,430 2 27
Individual and family services 10,990 $14.54 $30,250 3 23
Local government (OES designation) 7,110 $18.22 $37,890 4 8
State government (OES designation) 4,420 $17.19 $35,750 5 12

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Insurance carriers (6) $40.09 $83,380 (6) 1
Elementary and secondary schools 1,930 $26.36 $54,830 9 2
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 50 $21.48 $44,680 25 3
Colleges and universities 290 $20.84 $43,350 15 4
Junior colleges 70 $20.70 $43,050 22 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 530 $17.71 $36,830 0.181% 286
Maryland 2,650 $17.42 $36,230 0.108% 356
South Dakota 370 $14.65 $30,480 0.104% 214
Montana 370 $13.88 $28,870 0.094% 327
Louisiana 1,540 $14.85 $30,880 0.083% 351

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Minnesota 1,190 $18.67 $38,840 0.046% 332
New York 6,580 $18.61 $38,710 0.080% 382
Virginia 870 $18.58 $38,650 0.026% 293
Arizona 820 $18.16 $37,770 0.036% 251
Hawaii 360 $18.04 $37,530 0.065% 244

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
Yakima, WA MSA 250 $12.38 $25,760 0.326%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 320 $9.65 $20,060 0.223%
Goldsboro, NC MSA 90 $12.99 $27,020 0.218%
Panama City, FL MSA 120 $11.84 $24,620 0.195%
Anchorage, AK MSA 250 $18.17 $37,790 0.182%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA (6) $24.75 $51,480 (6)
Syracuse, NY MSA 200 $21.08 $43,840 0.060%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 520 $20.15 $41,910 0.033%
Green Bay, WI MSA (6) $20.11 $41,830 (6)
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 90 $20.05 $41,700 0.058%

About May 2003 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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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