Drug Counselor Salary in North Dakota - ND

In May 2009, 270 substance abuse counselors were working in North Dakota, based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These Licensed Addiction Counselors were employed in outpatient treatment facilities, residential treatment facilities, private clinics and practices, employment agencies, schools, federal and local agencies, and hospitals across North Dakota, in cities including Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot.

The normal salary for substance abuse counselors working in the United States, according to the BLS, is $40,420. The most common substance abuse counselor salary in North Dakota is a bit higher, at $41,750, per figures provided by the same governmental organization in May 2009. Salaries may differ among towns and cities, based on need, population, and educational background. By examining the salary figures from the following towns in North Dakota (provided by the BLS), we can see the variations in earnings among cities and towns across the state:

Fargo:  $39,300
Bismarck:  $40,530
Grand Forks:  $41,630
Far Western ND nonmetropolitan area (Williston, Dickinson):  $46,440
West Central ND nonmetropolitan area (Beulah, Minot):  $42,090
East Central ND nonmetropolitan area (Jamestown, Valley City):  $40,340

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