HR Solutions for Tulsa Businesses

Staff One is a professional employer organization that offers guidance with employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, compliance management, and payroll and tax administration. Whether the field you’re in is as classic as architecture or as cutting-edge as computer consulting and web design, our team can help you manage all areas of HR.

Staff One was founded in Oklahoma, back in 1988. Our team is licensed to provide PEO services throughout Tulsa and we have employees ready to meet at your office. If you support reducing liability, retaining employees, and attracting new talent, learn more about how we can help you grow.

The Cost of Doing Business in Tulsa

Whether you have been established in Tulsa for years, or are considering a business move to T-town, let us be your guide. Find out what makes Tulsa different from other cities and how taxes, location and other factors can determine business success.

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Metro Population

Tulsa: 975,666
Oklahoma City: 1,359,000
Fayetteville, AK: 515,000
  • Metro Size Rank: 55th in US (2015, Census)
  • Major Industries: Aerospace, Financial services, Telecommunications (Forbes)
  • Current Gross Metro Product: $48.2 Billion (Forbes)
  • Unemployment: 4.5% (Forbes)
  • Job Growth: 1.2% (Forbes)
  • Net Population Change: +35,802 or 5.9% in Tulsa Proper (2010-2014, Census)

Median Household Income

Tulsa: $53,025
Oklahoma City: $55,100
Fayetteville, AR: $51,369
  • Median Household Income Growth: 3% (Forbes)
  • Median Home Price: $148,200 (Forbes)
  • Annual Commute Hours & Cost: 44 hours, $984 (2014, TAMU)
  • Average Monthly Rent for 1 Bedroom: $780.00 (2017, Numbeo)
  • Annual Sunshine: 62% Sunny in Tulsa (Current Results)

Personal Income Tax: .05% - 5.25%

  • .05% – 5.25%, depending upon tax bracket (Smart Asset)
  • Tulsa doesn’t have a city income tax

Sales Tax: 4.5% - 11%

  • The general sales tax rate is 4.5%. However, cities and municipalities are legally allowed to add up to 5.5% in additional taxation.  Hence, the “baseline” is 4.5%, but it can be as much as 11% depending upon the city in which the purchase was made.  In Tulsa proper, the current sales tax rate is 8.517% .

Franchise Tax

$1.25 for each $1,000 of capital invested or used in Oklahoma up to $20,000.  Foreign companies must also pay an additional $100 per year. Businesses with a tax liability of $250 or less are exempt, even though they must still file a tax report. (Oklahoma Policy Institute)

State Property Tax

  • Property taxes are based on the property’s value, assessment ratio, and the millage set by the Oklahoma constitution. Thus, rates differ substantially from place to place. (OK Policy)

County & City Property Tax Rate

  • Oklahoma County Property Tax: 1.05% (Smart Asset)
  • Oklahoma City Property Tax: 1.05% (Smart Asset)

Business Property Tax

  • Businesses are evaluated on an individual basis to determine tax rate. (Tulsa County)

Health Insurance in Oklahoma

  • Working Age Uninsured
  • Non-Working Age Uninsured
  • Covered by Employer
  • Medicaid Covered
  • Medicare Covered

Workers’ Compensation: Required

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)

  • 0.1% to 5.5% in 2017 (

State Disability Insurance: Optional