Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tulsa is 720.
  • Social Workers in Tulsa earn an average of $47,260 per year or $22.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oklahoma Social Workers who work in Tulsa is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Tulsa is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tulsa

  • Ranks #1 in Oklahoma for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Oklahoma for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #285 in the nation for salary and #238 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #89 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oklahoma

Tulsa Social Workers earn an average of $47,260 or $22.72 per hour which is 8% more than the Oklahoma average salary of $43,580.

AverageTulsaOklahoma% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.72$20.958.45%
Annual Salary$47,260$43,5808.44%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tulsa Social Workers earn an average of $47,260 or $22.72 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageTulsaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.72$26.39-13.91%
Annual Salary$47,260$54,880-13.88%
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 Tulsa earns an average annual salary of $50,872 which compares to the Oklahoma average annual salary of $43,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tulsa is 7% less than the Oklahoma average, which means Tulsa 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.
  • Tulsa average salary is $47,260.
  • Tulsa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,872.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tulsa$47,26092.90%$50,872
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 Tulsa, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,200 and $59,360 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $75,000, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year72Under $30,690
15%2 – 4 years108$30,690 – $37,200
25%5 – 9 years180$37,200 – $46,640
25%10 – 14 years180$46,640 – $59,360
15%15 – 20 years108$46,640 – $75,000
10%20+ years72Above $75,000
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 $47,260, Tulsa Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($80,530), School Psychologists ($73,850), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($64,980), Health Care Social Workers ($54,950), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,830), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($50,670).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$80,530
School Psychologists$73,850
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$64,980
Health Care Social Workers$54,950
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,830
Marriage and Family Therapists$50,670
Social Workers$47,260
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tulsa Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tulsa is 720.

Social Workers earn an average of $47,260 per year or $22.72 per hour in Tulsa.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tulsa Social Workers earn an average of $50,872 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tulsa are Psychology Teachers($80,530), School Psychologists($73,850), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($64,980).


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