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Oklahoma Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Oklahoma Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Oklahoma, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Wellhead pumpers$41,11566047.2
2Petroleum engineers$95,2051,33015.6
3Rotary drill operators, oil and gas$41,57566014.3
4Geological and petroleum technicians$46,85050012.0
5Tree trimmers and pruners$18,81062010.9
6Derrick operators, oil and gas$39,57039010.9
7Aerospace engineering and operations technicians$55,7702309.0
8Atmospheric and space scientists$69,7901808.4
9Helpers--extraction workers$27,4904406.8
10Mechanical door repairers$29,3901106.5
11Insurance appraisers, auto damage$42,9003005.3
12Roustabouts, oil and gas$28,2056404.8
13Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door$43,2606704.6
14Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers$33,3503204.4
15Avionics technicians$48,1003604.3
16Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic$25,4905403.7
17Private detectives and investigators$39,9204503.7
18Aircraft mechanics and service technicians$41,4502,2503.6
19Motorcycle mechanics$28,7401903.6
20Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers$102,7606403.6
21Gaming and sports book writers and runners$16,2002103.4
22Photographic process workers$21,9503503.3
23Motor vehicle operators$28,3131,4103.1
24Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$71,2402503.1
25Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers$41,0051,0603.1
26Court reporters$37,3701403.0
27Painting, coating, and decorating workers$23,9003503.0
28Power plant operators$49,6602803.0
29Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$40,5501602.8
30Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,4251,2402.8
31Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials$18,3761,4502.7
32Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$43,4304802.5
33Medical scientists, except epidemiologists$44,9201,1302.5
34Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$26,3057702.4
35Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners$27,5401702.4
36Biological science teachers, postsecondary$56,1054402.4
37Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles$28,4201502.4
38Radiation therapists$60,2001202.3
39Correspondence clerks$26,4101902.3
40Biological technicians$24,6408802.3
41Chief executives$111,2655,4502.2
42Respiratory therapy technicians$35,5352302.2
43Choreographers$28,1601202.2
44History teachers, postsecondary$42,0502102.2
45Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,0104602.2
46Pharmacy aides$17,3356402.2
47Telemarketers$17,4165,7902.2
48First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers$45,4802602.1
49Sheet metal workers$34,0162,5902.1
50Occupational therapist assistants$39,3752802.1
51Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers$31,0254,7702.1
52Engine and other machine assemblers$29,2601902.1
53Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals$17,4152802.0
54Structural metal fabricators and fitters$28,4501,1502.0
55Psychology teachers, postsecondary$65,2803102.0
56Surgical technologists$29,1801,0902.0
57Athletic trainers$29,0901202.0
58Pest control workers$25,6369202.0
59Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,8952502.0
60Child, family, and school social workers$30,1503,4502.0
61Court, municipal, and license clerks$22,6061,0002.0
62Dental laboratory technicians$28,2555202.0
63Meter readers, utilities$25,1904102.0
64Cooks, fast food$13,5108,6201.9
65Painters, transportation equipment$32,4955901.9
66Funeral attendants$19,6052401.9
67Electrical power-line installers and repairers$40,4358501.9
68Compensation and benefits managers$59,0607201.9
69Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$19,3338801.8
70Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$29,8854201.8
71Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders$31,0803101.8
72Mental health counselors$33,7061,0201.8
73Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$32,5702001.8
74Procurement clerks$31,5209101.8
75Highway maintenance workers$23,1251,1101.8
76Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders$27,6601,0801.8
77Preschool teachers, except special education$19,7134,5101.8
78Broadcast technicians$31,6153801.7
79Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$42,7401,8901.7
80Physical therapist assistants$39,4067001.7
81Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$35,3201001.7
82Commercial and industrial designers$44,1653501.7
83Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers$25,5354101.7
84Physicians and surgeons$159,5302,1101.7
85Real estate sales agents$48,2951,6401.6
86Electrical and electronics drafters$40,7153301.6
87Postmasters and mail superintendents$55,3551201.6
88Training and development managers$52,1153401.6
89Maintenance workers, machinery$35,0407801.6
90Respiratory therapists$45,9651,0201.6
91Food servers, nonrestaurant$15,0802,1901.6
92Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders$27,1502601.6
93Locksmiths and safe repairers$25,7551601.6
94Funeral directors$48,9801201.6
95Pipelayers$25,0855501.6
96Cardiovascular technologists and technicians$31,3754301.6
97Mechanical drafters$40,3407701.6
98Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers$17,0907101.6
99Helpers--roofers$18,2601401.6
100Financial examiners$64,1452501.6

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Oklahoma

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Oklahoma are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons32,620$20,9601.0
2Office clerks, general24,680$21,8261.1
3Cashiers22,970$15,2660.9
4Customer service representatives21,190$24,8101.3
5General and operations managers19,430$68,9401.5
6Waiters and waitresses18,940$14,2531.1
7Registered nurses18,090$48,5631.0
8Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food17,430$14,9001.0
9Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand16,490$19,5700.9
10Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks14,900$27,6061.1
11Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer14,550$32,6931.3
12Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners14,510$18,0060.9
13Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive13,920$23,1331.1
14Team assemblers12,520$25,2551.6
15Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants12,050$18,5761.2
16Executive secretaries and administrative assistants12,050$30,7631.1
17Stock clerks and order fillers10,750$20,9200.9
18Maintenance and repair workers, general10,100$28,9801.1
19First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers10,100$39,8460.9
20Elementary school teachers, except special education9,900$34,2901.0
21Accountants and auditors9,130$44,7461.1
22Cooks, fast food8,620$13,5101.9
23Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products8,570$45,4460.8
24Receptionists and information clerks8,250$20,0501.0
25Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses7,890$30,8861.6
26Construction laborers7,510$22,8801.1
27Security guards6,960$22,2600.8
28First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers6,950$31,3500.9
29Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education6,380$36,3201.0
30Maids and housekeeping cleaners6,160$14,7961.0
31Cooks, restaurant5,840$17,0561.0
32Telemarketers5,790$17,4162.2
33Food preparation workers5,640$14,4760.8
34Chief executives5,450$111,2652.2
35Truck drivers, light or delivery services5,420$21,7400.8
36Tellers5,370$19,8801.3
37Home health aides5,340$18,4331.1
38Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks5,340$24,8800.9
39First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers5,310$24,3400.9
40Billing and posting clerks and machine operators5,070$24,5831.3
41Electricians4,980$40,0831.1
42Computer support specialists4,780$30,3361.2
43Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers4,770$31,0252.1
44Teachers and instructors4,770$17,7451.5
45Lawyers4,750$87,5801.1
46Automotive service technicians and mechanics4,730$29,4501.0
47Medical assistants4,690$23,1131.6
48Carpenters4,580$29,9730.7
49Landscaping and groundskeeping workers4,540$19,0060.7
50Driver/sales workers4,530$21,7161.5
51Preschool teachers, except special education4,510$19,7131.8
52Bill and account collectors4,500$24,8031.4
53Teacher assistants4,470$15,8850.5
54First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers4,430$46,2560.9
55Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education4,370$36,4601.1
56Packers and packagers, hand4,320$17,3260.7
57Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers4,190$33,4461.2
58Machinists3,940$33,7401.6
59Business operations specialists3,930$53,0830.5
60Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products3,790$46,8761.4
61Computer systems analysts3,790$63,5330.9
62Counter and rental clerks3,780$19,7931.1
63Management analysts3,640$61,8031.0
64Cooks, institution and cafeteria3,580$16,8631.4
65Dishwashers3,480$14,6830.9
66Child, family, and school social workers3,450$30,1502.0
67Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters3,430$33,7331.1
68Child care workers3,270$14,8900.8
69Helpers--production workers3,260$20,9800.9
70Financial managers3,210$69,8960.8
71First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers3,140$48,2460.7
72Cleaners of vehicles and equipment3,100$19,3931.2
73Medical secretaries3,070$23,4601.3
74Industrial truck and tractor operators3,060$25,9960.7
75Bus drivers, school3,000$19,0601.0
76Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop2,910$14,5031.1
77Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop2,880$14,2860.8
78Sales representatives, services2,780$36,2450.8
79Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders2,740$20,7401.0
80Production, planning, and expediting clerks2,680$36,5961.3
81Computer programmers2,600$54,2160.8
82Sheet metal workers2,590$34,0162.1
83Sales managers2,570$64,0331.0
84Correctional officers and jailers2,550$27,4301.5
85Insurance sales agents2,530$47,6301.1
86Postal service mail carriers2,530$44,2161.0
87Administrative services managers2,480$53,6931.3
88Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products2,380$46,5161.1
89Medical and health services managers2,360$68,2361.4
90Pharmacy technicians2,360$23,2531.2
91Aircraft mechanics and service technicians2,250$41,4503.6
92Network and computer systems administrators2,240$51,5401.0
93Food servers, nonrestaurant2,190$15,0801.6
94Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers2,170$13,1000.7
95Bartenders2,160$15,2630.6
96Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic2,130$26,0401.2
97Pharmacists2,120$80,3931.2
98Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators2,120$41,8101.2
99Data entry keyers2,120$21,4200.9
100Physicians and surgeons2,110$159,5301.7

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