Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

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2019 Workforce
132k
Average Age
38.7
Average Salary
$40,441
Average Male Salary
$40,135
Average Female Salary
$40,548

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 $40,441 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors by wage are Directors, religious activities & education, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, and Automotive glass installers & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill & Reisterstown PUMA, MD, Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA, and Washington, Caledonia, Orleans, Lamoille & Essex Counties PUMA, VT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill & Reisterstown PUMA, MD, Washington, Caledonia, Orleans, Lamoille & Essex Counties PUMA, VT, and Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA.

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 Administration of human resource programs. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are paid most in Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill & Reisterstown PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,441
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,154

In 2019, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earned an average of $40,441, $15,083 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Directors, religious activities & education make somewhat more than Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors while Automotive glass installers & repairers 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

0.314
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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 Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, by average wage, are Administration of human resource programs, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

132k
2019 Workforce
± 8,903
42.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.38%

The number of people employed as Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors has been growing at a rate of 42.8%, from 92,172 people in 2018 to 131,611 people in 2019.

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  42%, followed by Individual & family services with 12.6% and Elementary & secondary schools with 11.7%.

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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 42 and of female Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is 37.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

34.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,544
97.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,658

74% 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)

58% 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

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.93
37.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.967

The median age of Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is 38.7, and Male employees are generally 4.52 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

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