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Oklahoma City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Oklahoma City than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Oklahoma City.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Oklahoma City.
  • A list of any large public companies in Oklahoma City.

Jobs in Oklahoma City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations603780$46,070$22.15100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations102370$36,130$17.3714.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations63330$21,950$10.558.55
4Sales and Related Occupations62340$38,260$18.399.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations40480$71,920$34.585.8
6Management Occupations36620$100,700$48.416.15
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations35730$35,540$17.096.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations32150$43,190$20.766.05
9Business and Financial Operations Occupations31900$64,960$31.235.25
10Construction and Extraction Occupations30240$44,610$21.454.45
11Production Occupations26690$35,520$17.085.7
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations25430$45,490$21.873.8
13Retail Salespersons19450$29,720$14.292.85
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations16480$24,890$11.973.65
15Healthcare Support Occupations15990$30,060$14.453
16Computer and Mathematical Occupations15690$70,590$33.942.9
17Cashiers14450$21,090$10.142.2
18Personal Care and Service Occupations13790$24,240$11.664.3
19Protective Service Occupations13030$48,240$23.192.2
20Waiters and Waitresses13020$21,980$10.571.7
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food12860$18,820$9.052.3
22Customer Service Representatives12620$32,690$15.721.75
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations12570$80,530$38.711.7
24Registered Nurses12030$63,740$30.651.95
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive11090$32,410$15.581.5
26Office Clerks, General10970$28,840$13.871.9
27Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand10940$28,940$13.911.7
28General and Operations Managers10670$107,630$51.741.5
29Community and Social Service Occupations9940$42,690$20.521.65
30First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers8700$58,390$28.070.95
31Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers8350$42,150$20.261.2
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers8160$25,570$12.291.3
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks8050$38,890$18.71.05
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners7360$23,920$11.51.55
35Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations7160$40,950$19.691.8
36Legal Occupations6750$82,240$39.540.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers6390$43,200$20.771
38Cooks, Restaurant6260$25,760$12.380.8
39Cooks, Fast Food5990$19,090$9.180.3
40First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers5850$30,980$14.90.6
41Nursing Assistants5570$25,830$12.421
42Accountants and Auditors5470$69,690$33.510.9
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4570$33,760$16.230.9
44Security Guards4500$30,220$14.530.7
45Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants4480$47,530$22.850.35
46Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations4290$70,150$33.730.8
47Sales Representatives, Services, All Other4270$52,360$25.170.6
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3830$20,260$9.740.9
49Personal Care Aides3790$22,760$10.941.5
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3730$57,360$27.580.9
51First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers3710$65,520$31.50.4
52Food Preparation Workers3710$20,010$9.620.6
53Lawyers3700$105,440$50.690.5
54Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses3660$41,100$19.760.5
55Medical Assistants3590$30,000$14.430.45
56Medical Secretaries3460$31,590$15.190.4
57Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers3440$38,790$18.650.6
58Receptionists and Information Clerks3430$27,490$13.220.7
59Construction Laborers3330$30,760$14.790.8
60Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers3320$29,780$14.320
61Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products3270$73,280$35.230.2
62Child, Family, and School Social Workers3120$38,550$18.540.2
63Business Operations Specialists, All Other3100$72,470$34.840.7
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers3050$26,870$12.920.8
65Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria3030$21,500$10.340.3
66Computer User Support Specialists3020$45,490$21.870.4
67Medical and Health Services Managers2860$93,560$44.980.25
68Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2820$41,500$19.950.5
69Financial Managers2820$108,770$52.290.4
70Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters2780$48,540$23.340.3
71Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks2550$48,810$23.470.2
72Childcare Workers2520$19,390$9.320.8
73Human Resources Specialists2520$54,700$26.30.35
74Software Developers, Applications2480$89,030$42.80.55
75Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop2470$21,010$10.10.3
76Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2410$33,780$16.240.4
77Substitute Teachers2400$26,620$12.80
78Sheet Metal Workers2390$52,110$25.050.1
79Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2300$40,120$19.290.3
80Tellers2290$25,810$12.410.3
81Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians2260$53,230$25.590.1
82Management Analysts2260$75,080$36.10.5
83First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers2230$67,080$32.250.3
84Administrative Services Managers2130$90,420$43.470.2
85Bill and Account Collectors2130$34,580$16.630.2
86Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers2110$52,570$25.280.4
87Chief Executives2080$166,010$79.810.2
88First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2070$55,680$26.770.4
89Electricians2030$44,980$21.630.4
90Pharmacy Technicians2010$30,780$14.80.3
91Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education1990$29,670$14.270.3
92Bartenders1910$22,560$10.850.4
93Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1900$57,440$27.620.4
94Insurance Sales Agents1890$54,780$26.330.3
95Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1870$18,650$8.960.3
96Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators1850$42,430$20.40.2
97Carpenters1820$41,270$19.840.7
98Logisticians1810$75,530$36.310.1
99Home Health Aides1780$29,660$14.260.7
100Compliance Officers1770$58,820$28.280.2
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Jobs More Common Near Oklahoma City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,070603,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,130102,370
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,95063,330
Sales and Related Occupations$38,26062,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,92040,480
Management Occupations$100,70036,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,54035,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,19032,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,96031,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,61030,240
Production Occupations$35,52026,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,49025,430
Retail Salespersons$29,72019,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,89016,480
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,06015,990
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,59015,690
Cashiers$21,09014,450
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,24013,790
Protective Service Occupations$48,24013,030
Waiters and Waitresses$21,98013,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,82012,860
Customer Service Representatives$32,69012,620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,53012,570
Registered Nurses$63,74012,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,41011,090
Office Clerks, General$28,84010,970
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,94010,940
General and Operations Managers$107,63010,670
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,6909,940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,3908,700
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,1508,350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,5708,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,8908,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,9207,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,9507,160
Legal Occupations$82,2406,750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,2006,390
Cooks, Restaurant$25,7606,260
Cooks, Fast Food$19,0905,990
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,9805,850
Nursing Assistants$25,8305,570
Accountants and Auditors$69,6905,470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,7604,570
Security Guards$30,2204,500
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$47,5304,480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$70,1504,290
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$52,3604,270
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,2603,830
Personal Care Aides$22,7603,790
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,3603,730

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,070603,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,130102,370
Sales and Related Occupations$38,26062,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,92040,480
Management Occupations$100,70036,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,54035,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,19032,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,96031,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,61030,240
Production Occupations$35,52026,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,49025,430
Retail Salespersons$29,72019,450
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,06015,990
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,59015,690
Protective Service Occupations$48,24013,030
Customer Service Representatives$32,69012,620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,53012,570
Registered Nurses$63,74012,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,41011,090
Office Clerks, General$28,84010,970
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,94010,940
General and Operations Managers$107,63010,670
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,6909,940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,3908,700
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,1508,350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,5708,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,8908,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,9507,160
Legal Occupations$82,2406,750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,2006,390
Cooks, Restaurant$25,7606,260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,9805,850
Nursing Assistants$25,8305,570
Accountants and Auditors$69,6905,470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,7604,570
Security Guards$30,2204,500
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$47,5304,480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$70,1504,290
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$52,3604,270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,3603,730
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$65,5203,710
Lawyers$105,4403,700
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,1003,660
Medical Assistants$30,0003,590
Medical Secretaries$31,5903,460
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,7903,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,4903,430
Construction Laborers$30,7603,330
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,7803,320
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products$73,2803,270

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