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Drug Counselor Salary in Nevada - NV

Substance abuse counselors work within a variety of industries and facilities. They may be found in outpatient care centers, elementary and secondary schools, residential facilities, individual and family services clinics, local government facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, colleges and universities, specialty hospitals, and scientific and research facilities. Across the state of Nevada, employment for substance abuse counselors is possible in institutions such as Spring Valley Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Desert Springs Hospital, and Northern Nevada Medical Center.

The average annual salary for a substance abuse counselor working in the United States is $40,420, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary may be affected by a number of things, including the metropolitan area in which one works.  The educational background of most workers in the field in a given area, the facility or clinic for which one works, and the industry in which one works also factors into how much a substance abuse counselor in Nevada can expect to make. The average substance abuse counselor salary in Nevada is quite close to the national average, at $38,000, according to indeed.com. Salaries may vary across cities throughout the state, as is evident by looking at substance abuse counselor salary figures from some of the biggest cities in Nevada (taken from indeed.com):

Las Vegas:  $35,000
Henderson:  $35,000
North Las Vegas:  $35,000
Reno:  $34,000
Paradise:  $35,000
Sparks:  $34,000
Carson City:  $33,000

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