Substance Abuse Counselor Salary in Utah - UT

Drug Counselor Salary in Utah - UT

The need for certified substance abuse and drug counselors in Utah is expected to grow. The United States Census Bureau’s population estimates cite Utah as one of the fastest growing states in the United States in terms of population growth, which stands to reason since the state has a high total birth rate and has one of the youngest populations of any state. Additionally, more and more people are considering relocating to Utah, the state known as “the greatest snow on earth,�? with the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau.

Individuals may find employment in Utah’s outpatient care centers, residential mental health and substance abuse facilities, individual and family services, government facilities, elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities, general medical and surgical hospitals, as well as psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals and medical facilities. Intermountain Medical Center, Saint Mark's Hospital, University of Utah Health Care and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center are medical facilities in Utah that hire drug counselors.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah is one of the five highest paying states for substance abuse counselors, citing the annual mean wage at $46,760 and the hourly mean wage at $22.48.

From the job search engine, its Indeed Salary Search feature estimates that the annual salary for a drug counselor in Utah is $42,000; Salt Lake City , $39,000;  West Valley, $39,000; Provo, $31,000 and West Jordon, $42,000. 

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