Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
64,900 2.5 % $16.15 $33,580 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.78 $12.18 $15.15 $18.97 $23.32
Annual Wage (2) $20,330 $25,330 $31,510 $39,470 $48,510

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Residential mental health facilities 12,320 $13.82 $28,750
Outpatient care centers 11,960 $16.29 $33,880
Individual and family services 10,610 $14.64 $30,450
Local government (OES designation) 6,820 $18.51 $38,490
General medical and surgical hospitals 3,980 $18.46 $38,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance carriers (7) $33.36 $69,380
Elementary and secondary schools 1,840 $26.50 $55,130
Junior colleges 30 $22.96 $47,760
Colleges and universities 280 $20.86 $43,380
Other ambulatory health care services 70 $19.07 $39,680

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
Alaska 530 $17.86 $37,150 0.182%
South Dakota 400 $14.83 $30,850 0.110%
Maryland 2,560 $17.36 $36,100 0.105%
New Jersey 3,510 $20.23 $42,090 0.091%
New York 6,950 $17.94 $37,320 0.084%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 3,510 $20.23 $42,090 0.091%
Arizona 780 $19.76 $41,100 0.034%
Michigan 1,070 $19.16 $39,860 0.025%
Virginia 870 $18.87 $39,250 0.025%
Minnesota 1,160 $18.56 $38,600 0.045%

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 240 $13.77 $28,630 0.312%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 490 $12.76 $26,550 0.206%
Panama City, FL MSA 120 $12.51 $26,030 0.193%
Goldsboro, NC MSA 80 $12.49 $25,990 0.190%
Bismarck, ND MSA 90 $15.03 $31,270 0.179%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jacksonville, FL MSA 120 $25.65 $53,340 0.022%
Newark, NJ PMSA 1,340 $24.96 $51,920 0.138%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA (7) $24.74 $51,450 (7)
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 60 $22.20 $46,170 0.011%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 530 $21.82 $45,390 0.033%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Community and Social Services Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download November 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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