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Tulsa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Tulsa, 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 Tulsa than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Tulsa.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Tulsa.
  • A list of any large public companies in Tulsa.

Jobs in Tulsa

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations427880$45,260$21.76100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations69290$35,890$17.2614.35
3Sales and Related Occupations47320$37,870$18.219.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations40390$20,850$10.038.55
5Production Occupations37220$40,110$19.285.7
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations30020$34,630$16.656.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations25490$75,150$36.135.8
8Management Occupations23960$104,810$50.396.15
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations21000$39,160$18.836.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations20490$45,100$21.683.8
11Construction and Extraction Occupations19840$43,570$20.954.45
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations18810$67,520$32.465.25
13Retail Salespersons14850$27,800$13.372.85
14Healthcare Support Occupations13960$29,050$13.973
15Cashiers10460$20,580$9.92.2
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations10430$24,980$12.013.65
17Personal Care and Service Occupations9950$23,690$11.394.3
18Computer and Mathematical Occupations8750$71,560$34.412.9
19Customer Service Representatives8740$32,570$15.661.75
20Protective Service Occupations8290$42,020$20.22.2
21Architecture and Engineering Occupations8250$81,760$39.311.7
22Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food8070$18,240$8.772.3
23Registered Nurses7860$61,020$29.341.95
24Waiters and Waitresses7440$19,790$9.521.7
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive7270$32,160$15.461.5
26General and Operations Managers7150$108,910$52.361.5
27Office Clerks, General7090$27,860$13.391.9
28Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks5900$41,580$19.991.05
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5800$26,280$12.631.3
30Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers5730$42,730$20.541.2
31First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers5630$54,780$26.340.95
32Community and Social Service Occupations5100$42,390$20.381.65
33Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers5030$33,360$16.040
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers4700$41,980$20.181
35Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4690$23,070$11.091.55
36Accountants and Auditors4290$75,380$36.240.9
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4160$36,250$17.430.9
38First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers4120$28,320$13.610.6
39Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations4070$44,920$21.61.8
40Cooks, Restaurant4070$22,200$10.670.8
41Nursing Assistants3900$25,270$12.151
42Cooks, Fast Food3550$18,500$8.890.3
43Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers3500$45,980$22.10.3
44Medical Assistants3200$31,180$14.990.45
45Legal Occupations3180$102,290$49.180.8
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3090$60,380$29.030.9
47Security Guards2920$31,700$15.240.7
48First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2890$61,620$29.620.4
49Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2870$54,330$26.120.6
50Construction Laborers2840$31,220$15.010.8
51Personal Care Aides2680$18,970$9.121.5
52Medical Secretaries2570$33,660$16.180.4
53Receptionists and Information Clerks2550$28,600$13.750.7
54Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products2480$75,260$36.180.2
55Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2440$51,210$24.620.35
56Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2440$41,230$19.820.5
57First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers2380$66,520$31.980.4
58Home Health Aides2350$23,090$11.10.7
59Food Preparation Workers2280$20,930$10.060.6
60Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators2280$33,030$15.880.35
61Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2280$20,610$9.910.9
62Computer User Support Specialists2210$49,950$24.010.4
63Machinists2210$45,220$21.740.25
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2190$26,930$12.950.8
65Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2130$33,880$16.290.6
66Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers2060$45,490$21.870.3
67Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1980$38,540$18.530.5
68Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1950$19,310$9.280.3
69Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1940$52,090$25.040.4
70Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1910$34,470$16.570.4
71Substitute Teachers1910$32,500$15.630
72First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1890$64,070$30.80.3
73Driver/Sales Workers1860$24,260$11.660.3
74Financial Managers1850$123,270$59.270.4
75Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1830$22,440$10.790.3
76Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education1830$29,070$13.980.3
77Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1810$75,300$36.20.8
78Billing and Posting Clerks1790$35,940$17.280.3
79Childcare Workers1770$20,780$9.990.8
80Human Resources Specialists1710$55,000$26.440.35
81Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks1710$47,790$22.980.2
82Lawyers1690$146,530$70.450.5
83Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1670$51,710$24.860.3
84Administrative Services Managers1630$97,860$47.050.2
85Electricians1630$52,680$25.330.4
86Carpenters1490$40,120$19.290.7
87Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers1490$32,890$15.810
88First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1470$53,380$25.660
89Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1460$18,460$8.870.3
90Tellers1420$29,540$14.20.3
91Medical and Health Services Managers1410$88,040$42.330.25
92Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians1380$62,750$30.170.1
93Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1340$63,300$30.430.4
94Bartenders1330$22,290$10.720.4
95Pharmacy Technicians1310$29,050$13.970.3
96Training and Development Specialists1290$59,930$28.810.2
97Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators1270$39,680$19.080.2
98Bill and Account Collectors1250$35,290$16.970.2
99Computer Network Support Specialists1230$67,560$32.480.1
100Loan Interviewers and Clerks1220$35,080$16.870.15
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Jobs More Common Near Tulsa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,260427,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,89069,290
Sales and Related Occupations$37,87047,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,85040,390
Production Occupations$40,11037,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,63030,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,15025,490
Management Occupations$104,81023,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,16021,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,10020,490
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,57019,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,52018,810
Retail Salespersons$27,80014,850
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,05013,960
Cashiers$20,58010,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,98010,430
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,6909,950
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,5608,750
Customer Service Representatives$32,5708,740
Protective Service Occupations$42,0208,290
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,7608,250
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,2408,070
Registered Nurses$61,0207,860
Waiters and Waitresses$19,7907,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,1607,270
General and Operations Managers$108,9107,150
Office Clerks, General$27,8607,090
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,5805,900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2805,800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,7305,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7805,630
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3905,100
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,3605,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,9804,700
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,0704,690
Accountants and Auditors$75,3804,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,2504,160
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,3204,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,9204,070
Cooks, Restaurant$22,2004,070
Nursing Assistants$25,2703,900
Cooks, Fast Food$18,5003,550
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$45,9803,500
Medical Assistants$31,1803,200
Legal Occupations$102,2903,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,3803,090
Security Guards$31,7002,920
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,6202,890
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$54,3302,870
Construction Laborers$31,2202,840

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,260427,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,89069,290
Sales and Related Occupations$37,87047,320
Production Occupations$40,11037,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,63030,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,15025,490
Management Occupations$104,81023,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,16021,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,10020,490
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,57019,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,52018,810
Retail Salespersons$27,80014,850
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,05013,960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,5608,750
Customer Service Representatives$32,5708,740
Protective Service Occupations$42,0208,290
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,7608,250
Registered Nurses$61,0207,860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,1607,270
General and Operations Managers$108,9107,150
Office Clerks, General$27,8607,090
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,5805,900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2805,800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,7305,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7805,630
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3905,100
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,3605,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,9804,700
Accountants and Auditors$75,3804,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,2504,160
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,3204,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,9204,070
Nursing Assistants$25,2703,900
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$45,9803,500
Medical Assistants$31,1803,200
Legal Occupations$102,2903,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,3803,090
Security Guards$31,7002,920
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,6202,890
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$54,3302,870
Construction Laborers$31,2202,840
Medical Secretaries$33,6602,570
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,6002,550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products$75,2602,480
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$51,2102,440
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,2302,440
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$66,5202,380
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,0302,280
Computer User Support Specialists$49,9502,210
Machinists$45,2202,210

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