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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
Northwest Minnesota 93081$23.61/hr$16.92/hr$19.12/hr$23.07/hr$27.74/hr$31.45/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$28.87/hr
Education and Health Services7,230$25.15/hr
Other Services30$23.77/hr
Public Administration420N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Rochester MN MSA N/A$24.63/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$28.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$24.49/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 180$18.94/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 190$26.93/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$28.09/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 330$23.67/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 340$21.06/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 350$23.88/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 390$23.48/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$22.36/hr29.4%
Southwest Minnesota 500$24.99/hr27.6%
Southeast Minnesota 540$25.04/hr20.8%
Central Minnesota 680$25.25/hr21.3%
Northwest Balance of State 780$23.35/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 930$23.07/hr22.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,470$25.75/hr21.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,920$25.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,710$25.15/hr21.2%