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Lawyer Salary Information in Oklahoma

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Oklahoma are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Oklahoma metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Oklahoma

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,390
25th Percentile Wage
$63,350
50th Percentile Wage
$94,890
75th Percentile Wage
$150,010
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $150,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.82
25th Percentile Wage
$30.46
50th Percentile Wage
$45.62
75th Percentile Wage
$72.12
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $72.12. The median hourly salary is $45.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,8903.56%14.57%
201591,5103.69%-
201488,1306.48%-
201382,4201.65%-
201281,060--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Oklahoma Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Oklahoma ranges from $48,860 to $124,200. The highest paying area for lawyers in Oklahoma is Tulsa with a median annual salary of $124,200. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $93,450). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tulsa
$124,200
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$93,450
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$89,240
Oklahoma City
$88,250
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$84,730
Lawton
$65,820
Fort Smith
$59,970
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$48,860


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