2023 By the Numbers


The aerospace industry in Greater Oklahoma City is vibrant and thriving. When combining public and private employment, Oklahoma is one of the top 10 aerospace states in the United States. In fact, from 2015-2020, the number of aerospace companies located in the 10-county region has grown by an incredible 23% and employment has increased by 8%. Access to a ready-made workforce, central location, strong government partnerships, low business costs and incentives that cater to aerospace are just a handful of reasons industry leaders like Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Kratos, Skydweller, Northrop Grumman and more are expanding rapidly in Greater Oklahoma City. Occupations Commonly Found in Aerospace

A strong federal presence with Tinker Air Force Base, home to the majority of MRO for the Air Force, and the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, contribute to a sector that employs more than 43,250 in Greater Oklahoma City and produce an economic impact of $11.6 billion annually. Only about 25% of those employed at Tinker AFB are active military, which offers greater employment opportunities to the aerospace skilled workforce. Approximately, 94,000 veterans live in the OKC metro. Learn more about Greater Oklahoma City’s Aviation sector at www.greateroklahomacity.com/aviation .

Jobs in Greater OKC Median Hourly Earnings


2,728 4,134

$38.24 $48.28 $52.26 $47.52 $48.50 $39.56 $40.55 $28.03 $29.43 $28.07 $25.70 $17.82 $17.04 $24.32 $21.13

Software Developers Aerospace Engineers Electrical Engineers



Electronics Engineers, Except Computer


Industrial Engineers Mechanical Engineers Sheet Metal Workers

772 883

2,283 2,721 1,719

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Industrial Machinery Mechanics Maintenance Workers, Machinery

873 672

Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assem- blers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators

4,130 1,202 3,034


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Source: BLS, Occupational Employment Statistics via Lightcast, 2023.3


Oklahoma City BY THE NUMBERS 2023

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