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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 607280 $45280 $21.77 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 100940 $35430 $17.04 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 62520 $21730 $10.45 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 62460 $37900 $18.22 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 42020 $70600 $33.94 5.75
6 Management Occupations 37640 $97790 $47.02 6.05
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35510 $34640 $16.66 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 31560 $43780 $21.05 6.15
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 31030 $64450 $30.98 5.05
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 30400 $43380 $20.86 4.4
11 Production Occupations 29600 $35100 $16.87 5.85
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 25850 $44140 $21.22 3.8
13 Retail Salespersons 19570 $28770 $13.83 3.1
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 16620 $28870 $13.88 3.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 16350 $24130 $11.6 3.7
16 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 15190 $68730 $33.04 2.8
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 14810 $23220 $11.16 4.1
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 14410 $18290 $8.79 2.15
19 Cashiers 13720 $20900 $10.05 2.25
20 Customer Service Representatives 13660 $32600 $15.67 1.75
21 Protective Service Occupations 13370 $47020 $22.61 2.25
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 12170 $78050 $37.52 1.65
23 Office Clerks, General 12080 $28760 $13.83 2
24 Registered Nurses 11720 $61920 $29.77 1.9
25 Waiters and Waitresses 11470 $23440 $11.27 1.6
26 General and Operations Managers 11350 $102600 $49.33 1.4
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 10520 $41470 $19.94 1.65
28 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10210 $27730 $13.33 1.6
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9740 $32200 $15.48 1.6
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8730 $37710 $18.13 1.1
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8260 $26070 $12.54 1.2
32 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7970 $58880 $28.31 1
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7740 $40970 $19.7 1.2
34 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7600 $23380 $11.24 1.6
35 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 7300 $41840 $20.12 1.7
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6610 $42730 $20.54 1
37 Legal Occupations 6260 $84790 $40.76 0.8
38 Accountants and Auditors 6200 $67080 $32.25 0.9
39 Nursing Assistants 5880 $24760 $11.9 1.05
40 Cooks, Fast Food 5610 $18580 $8.93 0.3
41 Cooks, Restaurant 5290 $25030 $12.03 0.75
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 5100 $29960 $14.41 0.6
43 Security Guards 4740 $31660 $15.22 0.7
44 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4620 $33910 $16.3 0.9
45 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 4580 $46870 $22.53 0.5
46 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4360 $68020 $32.7 0.9
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4240 $60120 $28.9 1
48 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4110 $49760 $23.92 0.6
49 Medical Assistants 3900 $29480 $14.17 0.45
50 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3780 $63540 $30.55 0.4
51 Childcare Workers 3750 $19350 $9.3 0.8
52 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 3750 $20540 $9.87 0.3
53 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 3720 $40450 $19.45 0.5
54 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 3590 $40060 $19.26 0.6
55 Lawyers 3510 $109520 $52.65 0.5
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3470 $26630 $12.8 0.7
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3410 $19760 $9.5 1
58 Personal Care Aides 3310 $22380 $10.76 1.3
59 Construction Laborers 3260 $29350 $14.11 0.8
60 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3260 $39980 $19.22 0.2
61 Food Preparation Workers 3170 $20490 $9.85 0.6
62 Computer User Support Specialists 3160 $43950 $21.13 0.4
63 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3150 $40570 $19.5 0.5
64 Medical Secretaries 3130 $31240 $15.02 0.4
65 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3080 $25510 $12.26 0.8
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2980 $49410 $23.76 0.3
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2920 $69920 $33.61 0.2
68 Medical and Health Services Managers 2920 $89730 $43.14 0.2
69 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2910 $72710 $34.95 0.7
70 Family and General Practitioners 2750 $122680 $58.98 0.1
71 Management Analysts 2670 $71710 $34.48 0.5
72 Team Assemblers 2660 $29220 $14.05 0.75
73 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2630 $18520 $8.91 0.3
74 Financial Managers 2590 $105050 $50.5 0.4
75 Chief Executives 2560 $172960 $83.15 0.2
76 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2510 $48040 $23.1 0.2
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2500 $34480 $16.58 0.4
78 Pharmacy Technicians 2500 $31760 $15.27 0.25
79 Sheet Metal Workers 2490 $49330 $23.72 0.1
80 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 2390 $51130 $24.58 0.1
81 Software Developers, Applications 2390 $88410 $42.5 0.5
82 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2300 $55870 $26.86 0.4
83 Tellers 2270 $24770 $11.91 0.3
84 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 2210 $21790 $10.48 0.25
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2170 $65980 $31.72 0.3
86 Human Resources Specialists 2140 $55190 $26.53 0.3
87 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2090 $39220 $18.86 0.3
88 Bartenders 2030 $24350 $11.7 0.4
89 Home Health Aides 1960 $27470 $13.21 0.7
90 Bill and Account Collectors 1950 $32670 $15.71 0.2
91 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1950 $49890 $23.99 0.45
92 Insurance Sales Agents 1920 $56220 $27.03 0.3
93 Substitute Teachers 1920 $21810 $10.48 0
94 Electricians 1910 $47110 $22.65 0.4
95 Carpenters 1910 $39530 $19.01 0.6
96 Administrative Services Managers 1910 $79980 $38.45 0.2
97 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1850 $20960 $10.08 0.3
98 Driver/Sales Workers 1850 $27780 $13.35 0.3
99 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1810 $36380 $17.49 0.35
100 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1790 $22420 $10.78 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Oklahoma City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,280 607,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,430 100,940
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,730 62,520
Sales and Related Occupations 37,900 62,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,600 42,020
Management Occupations 97,790 37,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,640 35,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,780 31,560
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,450 31,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,380 30,400
Production Occupations 35,100 29,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,140 25,850
Retail Salespersons 28,770 19,570
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,870 16,620
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,130 16,350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,730 15,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,220 14,810
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,290 14,410
Cashiers 20,900 13,720
Customer Service Representatives 32,600 13,660
Protective Service Occupations 47,020 13,370
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,050 12,170
Office Clerks, General 28,760 12,080
Registered Nurses 61,920 11,720
Waiters and Waitresses 23,440 11,470
General and Operations Managers 102,600 11,350
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,470 10,520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,730 10,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,200 9,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,710 8,730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,070 8,260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,880 7,970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,970 7,740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,380 7,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,840 7,300
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,730 6,610
Legal Occupations 84,790 6,260
Accountants and Auditors 67,080 6,200
Nursing Assistants 24,760 5,880
Cooks, Fast Food 18,580 5,610
Cooks, Restaurant 25,030 5,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,960 5,100
Security Guards 31,660 4,740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,910 4,620
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,870 4,580
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,020 4,360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,120 4,240
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,760 4,110
Medical Assistants 29,480 3,900
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 63,540 3,780

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,280 607,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,430 100,940
Sales and Related Occupations 37,900 62,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,600 42,020
Management Occupations 97,790 37,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,640 35,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,780 31,560
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,450 31,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,380 30,400
Production Occupations 35,100 29,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,140 25,850
Retail Salespersons 28,770 19,570
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,870 16,620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,730 15,190
Customer Service Representatives 32,600 13,660
Protective Service Occupations 47,020 13,370
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,050 12,170
Office Clerks, General 28,760 12,080
Registered Nurses 61,920 11,720
General and Operations Managers 102,600 11,350
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,470 10,520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,730 10,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,200 9,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,710 8,730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,070 8,260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,880 7,970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,970 7,740
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,840 7,300
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,730 6,610
Legal Occupations 84,790 6,260
Accountants and Auditors 67,080 6,200
Cooks, Restaurant 25,030 5,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,960 5,100
Security Guards 31,660 4,740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,910 4,620
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,870 4,580
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,020 4,360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,120 4,240
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,760 4,110
Medical Assistants 29,480 3,900
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 63,540 3,780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,450 3,720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 40,060 3,590
Lawyers 109,520 3,510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,630 3,470
Construction Laborers 29,350 3,260
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 39,980 3,260
Computer User Support Specialists 43,950 3,160
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40,570 3,150
Medical Secretaries 31,240 3,130

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