What kind of jobs are there in Oklahoma City, OK?

Opportunities abound in Oklahoma City for those seeking careers in energy, aviation and health care, as well as for skilled industrial workers, such as machinists, pipe fitters and welders. Tinker Air Force Base in nearby Midwest City is Oklahoma's largest single-site employer, with more than 30,000 active-duty, reserve and civilian personnel. The installation's annual statewide economic impact of more than $3.9 billion supports more than 32,000 secondary jobs.

AT&T, Hobby Lobby, Mercy Health Center, Devon Energy, Sonic Corp. and the Federal Aviation Administration are among the metro area's largest employers. The average salary is a bit low compared with the national average, but the lower cost of living compensates for it.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Oklahoma City has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Oklahoma City
$46,070

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.3%
of people are without a job

0.6% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Oklahoma City

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
82,100
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
39,100
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $32k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
33,700
Accountant
Salary: $54k - $91k