Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in New Hampshire - NH

Drug Counselor Salary in New Hampshire - NH

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2009, 180 people in New Hampshire worked as substance abuse counselors. While the average national salary for this position is $40,420, the average substance abuse counselor salary in New Hampshire is $39,390. This represents an hourly wage of $18.94. Employment for licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC) is available in the New England area and within the state of New Hampshire at outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities, within school systems, in private physician’s offices and clinics, and in other settings. Some of the New Hampshire medical facilities that hire LADCs include Concord Hospital, Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Catholic Medical Center and Cheshire Medical Center.

Salaries across the United States for a given position (in this case, that of substance abuse counselor) may vary from state to state. Within a state, salaries for a certain position vary as well. Variations in salary can be due to the city, town or rural area in which one works; the average education of most people working in that category;  the need for the position in the area; and other factors. By taking a look at the salaries of substance abuse counselors working in some of the largest cities in New Hampshire, we can see some of the variations:

Manchester:  $32,000
Nashua:  $37,000
East Concord:  $30,000
Concord:  $30,000
Derry Village:  $32,000

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