Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lawton is 50.
  • Social Workers in Lawton earn an average of $43,400 per year or $20.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oklahoma Social Workers who work in Lawton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lawton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lawton

  • Ranks #4 in Oklahoma for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Oklahoma for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #414 in the nation for salary and #329 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #505 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oklahoma

Lawton Social Workers earn an average of $43,400 or $20.86 per hour which is almost same as Oklahoma average salary of $43,580.

AverageLawtonOklahoma% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.86$20.95-0.43%
Annual Salary$43,400$43,580-0.41%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lawton Social Workers earn an average of $43,400 or $20.86 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLawtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.86$26.39-20.95%
Annual Salary$43,400$54,880-20.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Lawton earns an average annual salary of $47,866 which compares to the Oklahoma average annual salary of $43,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lawton is 9% less than the Oklahoma average, which means Lawton residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oklahoma average.

  • Oklahoma average salary is $43,580.
  • Oklahoma cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,722.
  • Lawton average salary is $43,400.
  • Lawton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,866.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lawton$43,40090.67%$47,866
Oklahoma$43,58091.32%$47,722
U.S.$54,880$54,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Lawton, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,200 and $46,920 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $59,360, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $29,160
15%2 – 4 years8$29,160 – $37,200
25%5 – 9 years12$37,200 – $37,700
25%10 – 14 years12$37,700 – $46,920
15%15 – 20 years8$37,700 – $59,360
10%20+ years5Above $59,360
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $43,400, Lawton Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($52,940), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,140).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$52,940
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,140
Social Workers$43,400
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lawton Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lawton is 50.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,400 per year or $20.86 per hour in Lawton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lawton Social Workers earn an average of $47,866 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lawton are Health Care Social Workers($52,940), Substance Abuse Counselors($52,140), Social Workers($43,400).


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