Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Oklahoma City is 3,920.
  • Social Workers in Oklahoma City earn an average of $43,490 per year or $20.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oklahoma Social Workers who work in Oklahoma City is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Oklahoma City is 1%.

Rankings for Oklahoma City

  • Ranks #3 in Oklahoma for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Oklahoma for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #411 in the nation for salary and #209 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Social Workers earn an average of $43,490 or $20.91 per hour which is almost same as Oklahoma average salary of $43,580.

AverageOklahoma CityOklahoma% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.91$20.95-0.19%
Annual Salary$43,490$43,580-0.21%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Oklahoma City Social Workers earn an average of $43,490 or $20.91 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageOklahoma CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.91$26.39-20.77%
Annual Salary$43,490$54,880-20.75%
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 Oklahoma City earns an average annual salary of $46,379 which compares to the Oklahoma average annual salary of $43,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Oklahoma City is 6% less than the Oklahoma average, which means Oklahoma City 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.
  • Oklahoma City average salary is $43,490.
  • Oklahoma City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,379.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Oklahoma City$43,49093.77%$46,379
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 Oklahoma City, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,200 and $47,040 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $56,050, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,200, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year392Under $37,200
15%2 – 4 years588$37,200 – $37,200
25%5 – 9 years980$37,200 – $41,870
25%10 – 14 years980$41,870 – $47,040
15%15 – 20 years588$41,870 – $56,050
10%20+ years392Above $56,050
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 $43,490, Oklahoma City Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($91,480), School Psychologists ($66,140), Psychology Teachers ($65,010), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($63,160), Marriage and Family Therapists ($61,590), Health Care Social Workers ($54,620), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$91,480
School Psychologists$66,140
Psychology Teachers$65,010
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$63,160
Marriage and Family Therapists$61,590
Health Care Social Workers$54,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,090
Social Workers$43,490
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Oklahoma City Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Oklahoma City is 3,920.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,490 per year or $20.91 per hour in Oklahoma City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Oklahoma City Social Workers earn an average of $46,379 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Oklahoma City are Forensic Psychologists($91,480), School Psychologists($66,140), Psychology Teachers($65,010).


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