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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 433190 $44840 $21.56 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 68490 $35340 $16.99 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 48990 $36860 $17.72 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 41010 $20230 $9.73 8.3
5 Production Occupations 39850 $39030 $18.77 5.85
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 27960 $34150 $16.42 6.45
7 Management Occupations 24390 $103150 $49.59 6.05
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 24230 $78000 $37.5 5.75
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 22850 $46650 $22.43 3.8
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 22140 $39140 $18.82 6.15
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 20310 $42760 $20.56 4.4
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 17970 $65920 $31.69 5.05
13 Retail Salespersons 14980 $27080 $13.02 3.1
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 13650 $28380 $13.64 3.05
15 Cashiers 10880 $20750 $9.98 2.25
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 10470 $24070 $11.57 3.7
17 Customer Service Representatives 9990 $32710 $15.73 1.75
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 9700 $23690 $11.39 4.1
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8920 $79740 $38.34 1.65
20 Protective Service Occupations 8770 $39700 $19.09 2.25
21 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 8440 $72510 $34.86 2.8
22 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8440 $18250 $8.77 2.15
23 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7810 $28890 $13.89 1.6
24 Office Clerks, General 7780 $28240 $13.58 2
25 General and Operations Managers 7540 $108580 $52.2 1.4
26 Registered Nurses 7410 $60850 $29.26 1.9
27 Waiters and Waitresses 7200 $19030 $9.15 1.6
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6540 $31860 $15.32 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5840 $27140 $13.05 1.2
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5810 $39090 $18.79 1.1
31 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5650 $54630 $26.26 1
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 5470 $43120 $20.73 1.65
33 Team Assemblers 5310 $31960 $15.37 0.75
34 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5240 $41180 $19.8 1.2
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4800 $41940 $20.16 1
36 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4750 $22560 $10.84 1.6
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4580 $37580 $18.07 0.9
38 Cooks, Fast Food 4400 $17980 $8.64 0.3
39 Accountants and Auditors 4290 $73070 $35.13 0.9
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 4270 $26410 $12.7 0.6
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3990 $46630 $22.42 1.7
42 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3720 $45470 $21.86 0.3
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3470 $62140 $29.88 1
44 Cooks, Restaurant 3410 $21400 $10.29 0.75
45 Nursing Assistants 3370 $24710 $11.88 1.05
46 Security Guards 3370 $29180 $14.03 0.7
47 Medical Assistants 3300 $30600 $14.71 0.45
48 Legal Occupations 3290 $109480 $52.64 0.8
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3110 $59250 $28.49 0.4
50 Home Health Aides 3030 $25200 $12.11 0.7
51 Telemarketers 2910 $23110 $11.11 0.15
52 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 2780 $65040 $31.27 0.1
53 Machinists 2710 $43980 $21.14 0.3
54 Construction Laborers 2700 $29270 $14.07 0.8
55 Food Preparation Workers 2700 $20010 $9.62 0.6
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2640 $33600 $16.15 0.6
57 Medical Secretaries 2610 $32580 $15.66 0.4
58 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2590 $28360 $13.64 0.7
59 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2580 $20090 $9.66 1
60 Personal Care Aides 2510 $19220 $9.24 1.3
61 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2480 $60250 $28.97 0.6
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2400 $67460 $32.43 0.4
63 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2300 $50940 $24.49 0.5
64 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2230 $40460 $19.45 0.5
65 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2120 $25040 $12.04 0.8
66 Computer User Support Specialists 2100 $50970 $24.5 0.4
67 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2090 $41180 $19.8 0.3
68 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2080 $39350 $18.92 0.5
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2070 $22140 $10.65 0.3
70 Substitute Teachers 2020 $28870 $13.88 0
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2010 $75590 $36.34 0.2
72 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1980 $69340 $33.33 0.9
73 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1910 $65900 $31.68 0.3
74 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1900 $51000 $24.52 0.45
75 Helpers--Production Workers 1860 $28700 $13.8 0.3
76 Financial Managers 1850 $117330 $56.41 0.4
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1820 $33910 $16.3 0.4
78 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1820 $19460 $9.35 0.3
79 Electricians 1770 $50530 $24.29 0.4
80 Lawyers 1700 $163340 $78.53 0.5
81 Human Resources Specialists 1670 $53130 $25.54 0.3
82 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1630 $33030 $15.88 0.3
83 Carpenters 1620 $38370 $18.45 0.6
84 Bartenders 1590 $20790 $9.99 0.4
85 Driver/Sales Workers 1570 $25690 $12.35 0.3
86 Childcare Workers 1550 $20710 $9.96 0.8
87 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1520 $52330 $25.16 0.3
88 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1510 $18060 $8.68 0.25
89 Tellers 1480 $28520 $13.71 0.3
90 Insurance Sales Agents 1440 $53280 $25.62 0.3
91 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1440 $49080 $23.6 0.2
92 Administrative Services Managers 1380 $90880 $43.69 0.2
93 Medical and Health Services Managers 1370 $87720 $42.17 0.2
94 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1290 $40030 $19.24 0.1
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 1270 $34840 $16.75 0.35
96 Bill and Account Collectors 1270 $34700 $16.68 0.2
97 Software Developers, Applications 1270 $87920 $42.27 0.5
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1220 $39270 $18.88 0.2
99 Sales Managers 1210 $103230 $49.63 0.2
100 Pharmacy Technicians 1190 $27420 $13.18 0.25
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Jobs More Common Near Tulsa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,840 433,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,340 68,490
Sales and Related Occupations 36,860 48,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,230 41,010
Production Occupations 39,030 39,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,150 27,960
Management Occupations 103,150 24,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,000 24,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,650 22,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,140 22,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,760 20,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,920 17,970
Retail Salespersons 27,080 14,980
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,380 13,650
Cashiers 20,750 10,880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,070 10,470
Customer Service Representatives 32,710 9,990
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,690 9,700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,740 8,920
Protective Service Occupations 39,700 8,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,510 8,440
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,250 8,440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,890 7,810
Office Clerks, General 28,240 7,780
General and Operations Managers 108,580 7,540
Registered Nurses 60,850 7,410
Waiters and Waitresses 19,030 7,200
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,860 6,540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,140 5,840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,090 5,810
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,630 5,650
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,120 5,470
Team Assemblers 31,960 5,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,180 5,240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,940 4,800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,560 4,750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,580 4,580
Cooks, Fast Food 17,980 4,400
Accountants and Auditors 73,070 4,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,410 4,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,630 3,990
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 45,470 3,720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,140 3,470
Cooks, Restaurant 21,400 3,410
Nursing Assistants 24,710 3,370
Security Guards 29,180 3,370
Medical Assistants 30,600 3,300
Legal Occupations 109,480 3,290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,250 3,110
Home Health Aides 25,200 3,030

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,840 433,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,340 68,490
Sales and Related Occupations 36,860 48,990
Production Occupations 39,030 39,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,150 27,960
Management Occupations 103,150 24,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,000 24,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,650 22,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,140 22,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,760 20,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,920 17,970
Retail Salespersons 27,080 14,980
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,380 13,650
Customer Service Representatives 32,710 9,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,740 8,920
Protective Service Occupations 39,700 8,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,510 8,440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,890 7,810
Office Clerks, General 28,240 7,780
General and Operations Managers 108,580 7,540
Registered Nurses 60,850 7,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,860 6,540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,140 5,840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,090 5,810
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,630 5,650
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,120 5,470
Team Assemblers 31,960 5,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,180 5,240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,940 4,800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,580 4,580
Accountants and Auditors 73,070 4,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,410 4,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,630 3,990
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 45,470 3,720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,140 3,470
Security Guards 29,180 3,370
Medical Assistants 30,600 3,300
Legal Occupations 109,480 3,290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,250 3,110
Home Health Aides 25,200 3,030
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 65,040 2,780
Machinists 43,980 2,710
Construction Laborers 29,270 2,700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,600 2,640
Medical Secretaries 32,580 2,610
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,360 2,590
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60,250 2,480
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 67,460 2,400
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 50,940 2,300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,460 2,230

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