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Substance Abuse Specialist

Substance Abuse Specialist Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $63,000 $5,250 $1,211 $30
75th Percentile $56,000 $4,666 $1,076 $27
Average $47,963 $3,996 $922 $23
25th Percentile $36,500 $3,041 $701 $18
$22,500 - $27,499
2% of jobs
$27,500 - $32,499
9% of jobs
$36,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$32,500 - $37,499
16% of jobs
$37,500 - $42,499
16% of jobs
$42,500 - $47,499
14% of jobs
The average salary is $47,963 a year
$47,500 - $52,499
10% of jobs
$56,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$52,500 - $57,499
14% of jobs
$57,500 - $62,499
10% of jobs
$63,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$62,500 - $67,499
3% of jobs
$67,500 - $72,499
1% of jobs
$72,500 - $77,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$22,500 $47,963/year $23/hour $77,500
Substance Abuse Specialist Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

As of Nov 24, 2020, the average annual pay for a Substance Abuse Specialist in the United States is $47,963 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $23.06 an hour. This is the equivalent of $922/week or $3,997/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $77,500 and as low as $22,500, the majority of Substance Abuse Specialist salaries currently range between $36,500 (25th percentile) to $56,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $63,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Substance Abuse Specialist varies greatly (by as much as $19,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Substance Abuse Specialist job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Substance Abuse Specialist in your area makes on average $48,621 per year, or $658 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $47,963. Virginia ranks number 17 out of 50 states nationwide for Substance Abuse Specialist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Substance Abuse Specialist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Substance Abuse Specialist Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Substance Abuse Specialist job is above the national average. Topping the list is New York City, NY, with San Mateo, CA and Juneau, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Juneau, AK beats the national average by $6,329 (12.4%), and New York City, NY furthers that trend with another $8,991 (17.1%) above the $47,963 average.

Importantly, New York City, NY has a moderately active Substance Abuse Specialist job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Substance Abuse Specialist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between New York City, NY and Minneapolis, MN, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Substance Abuse Specialist role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
New York City, NY$56,954$4,746$1,095$27.38
San Mateo, CA$55,811$4,651$1,073$26.83
Juneau, AK$54,292$4,524$1,044$26.10
Boston, MA$54,256$4,521$1,043$26.08
Berkeley, CA$53,682$4,474$1,032$25.81
Santa Monica, CA$53,606$4,467$1,031$25.77
Daly City, CA$53,530$4,461$1,029$25.74
Quincy, MA$53,469$4,456$1,028$25.71
Renton, WA$53,377$4,448$1,026$25.66
Minneapolis, MN$52,666$4,389$1,013$25.32

Top 5 Best Paying Related Substance Abuse Specialist Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Substance Abuse Specialist job category that pay more per year than a typical Substance Abuse Specialist salary. Top examples of these roles include: Substance Abuse Nurse Practitioner, Substance Addiction Coordinator, and Program Director Substance Abuse.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $14,141 (25.7%) and $31,121 (49.0%) more than the average Substance Abuse Specialist salary of $47,963. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Substance Abuse Specialist jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Substance Abuse Specialist position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Substance Abuse Nurse Practitioner$79,084$6,590$1,521$38.02
Substance Addiction Coordinator$66,288$5,524$1,275$31.87
Program Director Substance Abuse$64,852$5,404$1,247$31.18
RN Substance Abuse$64,653$5,388$1,243$31.08
Substance Abuse Nurse$62,104$5,175$1,194$29.86
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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