Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Social Workers in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,180 per year or $21.24 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oklahoma Social Workers who work in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Oklahoma for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Oklahoma for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #383 in the nation for salary and #454 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #388 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oklahoma

Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,180 or $21.24 per hour which is 1% more than the Oklahoma average salary of $43,580.

AverageSouthwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan AreaOklahoma% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.24$20.951.38%
Annual Salary$44,180$43,5801.38%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,180 or $21.24 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouthwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.24$26.39-19.51%
Annual Salary$44,180$54,880-19.50%
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 Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $50,747 which compares to the Oklahoma average annual salary of $43,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the Oklahoma average, which means Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,180.
  • Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,747.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area$44,18087.06%$50,747
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 Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,690 and $49,340 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,080, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,620, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $30,620
15%2 – 4 years20$30,620 – $37,690
25%5 – 9 years32$37,690 – $41,870
25%10 – 14 years32$41,870 – $49,340
15%15 – 20 years20$41,870 – $60,080
10%20+ years13Above $60,080
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 $44,180, Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($49,820), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,480).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$49,820
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,480
Social Workers$44,180
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,180 per year or $21.24 per hour in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $50,747 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Oklahoma Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($49,820), Substance Abuse Counselors($48,480), Social Workers($44,180).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Oklahoma cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data