Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

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Total Workforce
92.2k
Average Age
39.9
Average Salary
$43,845
Average Male Salary
$41,540
Average Female Salary
$44,960

About

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors was $43,845 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors by wage are Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Travel agents, and Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are Bristol (Outside New Bedford City) & Plymouth (South) Counties PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are Bristol (Outside New Bedford City) & Plymouth (South) Counties PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are paid most in Bristol (Outside New Bedford City) & Plymouth (South) Counties PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Bristol (Outside New Bedford City) & Plymouth (South) Counties PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,845
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,154

In 2018, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earned an average of $43,845, $10,043 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers make somewhat more than Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors while Travel agents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.296
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.296, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, by number of employees, are Outpatient care centers, Individual & family services, and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, by average wage, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Offices of other health practitioners, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

92.2k
2018 Workforce
± 7,451

This graphic shows the share of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors at  37.9%, followed by Individual & family services with 14.6% and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 11.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in the US. The average age of male Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is 38.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

30.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,256
62.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,118

67.4% of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62% of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.7% of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.

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Age by Gender

43.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.03
38.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.24

The median age of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 4.95 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is Psychology but a relatively high number of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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