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21-1018 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors

Counsel and advise individuals, families, or groups to prevent or treat substance abuse problems, behavioral disorders, or a broad range of mental health issues in order to promote optimum mental and emotional health.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 7,610517$27.08/hr$19.32/hr$23.68/hr$24.93/hr$31.22/hr$33.35/hr
U S 310,8803,109$27.23/hr$15.71/hr$19.60/hr$24.70/hr$31.38/hr$39.69/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities30$38.65/hr
Professional and Business Services180$30.22/hr
Education and Health Services6,990$24.92/hr
Other Services10$25.26/hr
Public Administration400$25.44/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$29.07/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 180$23.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$23.93/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$25.10/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 200$25.12/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 230$25.31/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 230$29.38/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$25.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 350$24.29/hr21.6%
Southwest Balance of State 360$24.78/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 410$25.31/hr20.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 500$23.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 630$23.94/hr16.7%
Northwest Balance of State 660$24.72/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 780$25.61/hr22.8%
Northwest Minnesota 830$24.72/hr21.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,580$25.24/hr23.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,930$25.26/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,610$24.93/hr22.9%