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Lawton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lawton, Oklahoma Area

The U.S. Army facility, Fort Sill and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company are two of the primary employers in Lawton, Oklahoma. The city is the retail and distribution hub for the region's cattle, dairy and agricultural sectors. The area also includes manufacturing companies.

Pertinent information about Lawton Oklahoma: Lawton has been placed on Forbes' list of the "Best small places for business and careers". Regarding the adult population, 19% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 79.8 (national average: 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Lawton was $27,000.

The major employment sectors in Lawton are healthcare, educational services, government, construction, plastic and rubber products, and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations (26% of the jobs). Service occupations (26% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (20% of the jobs).

Major job providers in the Lawton area:

  • Fort Sill
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Lawton Public Schools
  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital
  • Walmart/Sams
  • City of Lawton
  • Cameron University
  • Assurant Solutions
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • Lawton Correctional Facility
  • Great Plains Technology Center
  • Comanche Nation Games
  • Bar-S Foods
  • Stanley Incorporated
  • Comanche County, Oklahoma
  • EZ-Go Foods
  • Affinitias
  • Goodwill
  • Community Access
  • City National Bank
  • Chempac

Lawton has numerous occupations that are mostly filled by college graduates including registered nurses, teachers, training and development specialists, computer programmers, educational, vocational and school counselors; network and computer systems administrators, pharmacists and social and human service assistants.

Lawton businesses can team up with helpful associations such as:

The daily newspaper the Lawton Constitution is a good resource for people interested in learning about local business endeavors.

Jobs in Lawton

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 43570 $38170 $18.35 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6990 $30980 $14.89 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5000 $20190 $9.7 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4720 $27780 $13.36 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3230 $40440 $19.44 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2890 $68450 $32.91 5.75
7 Production Occupations 2850 $30720 $14.77 5.85
8 Management Occupations 2120 $75800 $36.44 6.05
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2070 $36600 $17.6 3.8
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1780 $61630 $29.63 5.05
11 Retail Salespersons 1700 $24810 $11.93 3.1
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1660 $37150 $17.86 4.4
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1530 $22770 $10.95 3.7
14 Cashiers 1530 $19200 $9.23 2.25
15 Protective Service Occupations 1350 $38260 $18.39 2.25
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1230 $22950 $11.03 4.1
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 1130 $28330 $13.62 3.05
18 Office Clerks, General 1080 $29540 $14.2 2
19 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $20630 $9.92 1.6
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 900 $18010 $8.66 2.15
21 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 830 $66390 $31.92 2.8
22 Registered Nurses 820 $58220 $27.99 1.9
23 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $22090 $10.62 1.6
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 790 $29490 $14.18 1.6
25 General and Operations Managers 660 $77270 $37.15 1.4
26 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $20840 $10.02 0.75
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 560 $38660 $18.59 1
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 560 $42690 $20.52 1.65
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 540 $25610 $12.32 1.2
30 Cooks, Fast Food 530 $17810 $8.56 0.3
31 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 530 $70190 $33.75 1.65
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 520 $26170 $12.58 1.6
33 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $39870 $19.17 1
34 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 470 $35820 $17.22 0.5
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 460 $30710 $14.77 0.9
36 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $26310 $12.65 0.6
37 Nursing Assistants 420 $21980 $10.57 1.05
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 410 $36960 $17.77 1.7
39 Security Guards 400 $31960 $15.37 0.7
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 390 $33210 $15.97 1.1
41 Tellers 370 $23710 $11.4 0.3
42 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 350 $70780 $34.03 0.7
43 Medical Secretaries 350 $29680 $14.27 0.4
44 Construction Laborers 330 $25120 $12.08 0.8
45 Customer Service Representatives 310 $26520 $12.75 1.75
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 310 $19330 $9.3 1
47 Personal Care Aides 300 $18500 $8.89 1.3
48 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 290 $39990 $19.22 1.2
49 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $36230 $17.42 0.5
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $22200 $10.67 0.8
51 Accountants and Auditors 270 $58350 $28.05 0.9
52 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $37850 $18.2 0.45
53 Childcare Workers 260 $18610 $8.95 0.8
54 Financial Managers 260 $65390 $31.44 0.4
55 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $20480 $9.84 0.25
56 Food Preparation Workers 250 $20470 $9.84 0.6
57 Substitute Teachers 240 $18400 $8.84 0
58 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $37020 $17.8 0.2
59 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $38850 $18.68 0.2
60 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 220 $29520 $14.19 0.6
61 Carpenters 210 $40430 $19.44 0.6
62 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $42030 $20.21 0.1
63 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $28690 $13.79 0.3
64 Receptionists and Information Clerks 200 $24540 $11.8 0.7
65 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 $40260 $19.35 0.5
66 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $22270 $10.71 0.3
67 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 190 $240780 $115.76 0.2
68 Computer User Support Specialists 190 $44600 $21.44 0.4
69 Training and Development Specialists 180 $58010 $27.89 0.2
70 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 180 $60720 $29.19 0.9
71 Firefighters 180 $36660 $17.63 0.2
72 Dental Assistants 180 $36170 $17.39 0.2
73 Legal Occupations 180 $53120 $25.54 0.8
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $18140 $8.72 0.3
75 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $28680 $13.79 0.35
76 Medical Assistants 170 $27790 $13.36 0.45
77 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 170 $50740 $24.4 0.4
78 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 160 $59830 $28.77 0.1
79 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $77420 $37.22 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $54060 $25.99 0.3
81 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 160 $21640 $10.41 0.3
82 Human Resources Specialists 150 $54270 $26.09 0.3
83 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $31160 $14.98 0.25
84 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $25520 $12.27 0.3
85 Real Estate Sales Agents 150 $33410 $16.06 0.2
86 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $51820 $24.91 0.1
87 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $52060 $25.03 0.6
88 Dishwashers 140 $19820 $9.53 0.3
89 Bartenders 140 $19190 $9.23 0.4
90 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $40860 $19.64 0.2
91 Electricians 140 $53690 $25.81 0.4
92 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $21220 $10.2 0.2
93 Pharmacists 130 $103280 $49.65 0.2
94 Computer Occupations, All Other 130 $77480 $37.25 0.2
95 Management Analysts 130 $70610 $33.95 0.5
96 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 $45120 $21.69 0.2
97 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $26800 $12.89 0.1
98 Administrative Services Managers 120 $71320 $34.29 0.2
99 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $31040 $14.92 0.4
100 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 120 $40900 $19.67 1
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Jobs More Common Near Lawton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,170 43,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,980 6,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,190 5,000
Sales and Related Occupations 27,780 4,720
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,440 3,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,450 2,890
Production Occupations 30,720 2,850
Management Occupations 75,800 2,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,600 2,070
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,630 1,780
Retail Salespersons 24,810 1,700
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,150 1,660
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,770 1,530
Cashiers 19,200 1,530
Protective Service Occupations 38,260 1,350
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,950 1,230
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,330 1,130
Office Clerks, General 29,540 1,080
Waiters and Waitresses 20,630 920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,010 900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,390 830
Registered Nurses 58,220 820
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,090 790
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,490 790
General and Operations Managers 77,270 660
Cooks, Restaurant 20,840 580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,660 560
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,690 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,610 540
Cooks, Fast Food 17,810 530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,190 530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,170 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 39,870 520
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,820 470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,710 460
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,310 430
Nursing Assistants 21,980 420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 36,960 410
Security Guards 31,960 400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,210 390
Tellers 23,710 370
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70,780 350
Medical Secretaries 29,680 350
Construction Laborers 25,120 330
Customer Service Representatives 26,520 310
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,330 310
Personal Care Aides 18,500 300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,990 290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,230 270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 22,200 270

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Lawton, Oklahoma Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,170 43,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,980 6,990
Sales and Related Occupations 27,780 4,720
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,440 3,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,450 2,890
Production Occupations 30,720 2,850
Management Occupations 75,800 2,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,600 2,070
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,630 1,780
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,150 1,660
Protective Service Occupations 38,260 1,350
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,330 1,130
Office Clerks, General 29,540 1,080
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,390 830
Registered Nurses 58,220 820
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,490 790
General and Operations Managers 77,270 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,660 560
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,690 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,610 540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,190 530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,170 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 39,870 520
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,820 470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,710 460
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,310 430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 36,960 410
Security Guards 31,960 400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,210 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70,780 350
Medical Secretaries 29,680 350
Construction Laborers 25,120 330
Customer Service Representatives 26,520 310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,990 290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,230 270
Accountants and Auditors 58,350 270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 37,850 270
Financial Managers 65,390 260
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 37,020 230
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 38,850 220
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,520 220
Carpenters 40,430 210
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 42,030 210
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 28,690 210
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 40,260 200
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 240,780 190
Computer User Support Specialists 44,600 190
Training and Development Specialists 58,010 180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,720 180
Firefighters 36,660 180

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