Drug Counselor Salary in Ohio - OH

In May 2009, Ohio had 2240 citizens employed as substance abuse or behavioral counselors (according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics). The average substance abuse counselor salary in Ohio is $40,120, quite near the national average of $40,420. In Ohio, substance abuse counselors, or Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, work throughout the state in cities like Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and Dayton; and in medical institutions such as Akron City Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic and the many University Hospitals and Mercy Hospitals.

Besides working in hospitals, employment for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors is also found in residential treatment facilities, outpatient treatment clinics, school systems, private clinics, government agencies, and the like. Some of these facilities in Ohio that potentially employ LCDCs include Garfield Heights City Schools; The Nord Center; Talbert House; Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care, Inc.; and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. Average salaries vary among these positions, with the $40,120 figure acting solely as a median wage found among all substance abuse counselors in the state. When looking at some of the largest cities in Ohio that employ substance abuse counselors, you can see the variations among salaries (courtesy of indeed.com):

Columbus:  $37,000
Cleveland:  $37,000
Cincinnati:  $37,000
Toledo:  $37,000
Akron:  $30,000
Dayton:  $37,000

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