Social Work Salaries in Oklahoma - OK

The demand for qualified social workers is growing in Oklahoma. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment for social workers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. Job prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for social workers that specialize in the aging population or work in rural areas.”

Social worker salaries in Oklahoma will vary throughout the state. Your employer may be in the private sector or connected to a state or federal program. This will likely have some bearing on how much of an annual income you will receive. The current average salary for social workers is between $50,000 to $70,000 a year according to indeed.com.

There are many job possibilities throughout Oklahoma. Here are some current examples of where you may find work:

  • Social Security Administration in Tulsa
  • Hospital Jobs Online in Oklahoma City
  • PSI - Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System in Tulsa
  • Community Health Systems in Claremore
  • Social worker Unity Health Center in Shawnee

Places to look for work in this field include hospitals, clinics, government programs, Social Security administration, counseling centers, and ombudsman programs.
One good job source is the National Association of Social Workers Oklahoma Branch. They offer access to a job board for their members. (http://www.naswok.org/).

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