2023 By the Numbers

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING In Greater Oklahoma City, there are nearly 1,400 advanced manufacturing businesses that employ more than 40,000 people. The region’s low tax rates and utility costs make it the ideal location for advanced manufacturing. Greater Oklahoma City is also situated in the middle of the I-35 Megalopolis, the fastest-growing region in the country. Not only is the region’s workforce large and growing, but it is also productive. Workers in the region are free to work in any company without paying union dues or fees, since

Oklahoma voters passed Right-to-Work in 2001. At the junction of three major interstates, I-35, I-40 and I-44, advanced manufacturers in Greater Oklahoma City can reach more than 178 million customers by truck the same day. Greater Oklahoma City is equidistant from both coasts and at the center of the I-35 NAFTA corridor. Learn more about advanced manufacturing in Oklahoma City at www.greateroklahomacity.com/ manufacturing .

Advanced Manufacturing Occupations

Jobs in Greater OKC Median Hourly Earnings

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing,

4,561 2,654

$24.81 $24.17 $16.90 $28.03 $28.07 $30.00 $17.82 $17.04 $24.32 $21.13 $22.33 $18.07 $20.17 $22.76 $15.32

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks


Sheet Metal Workers

2,283 1,719 2,817

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers


Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators

4,130 1,202 3,034 1,850


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators



Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

11,381 13,410

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Source: BLS, Occupational Employment Statistics via Light- cast, 2023.3

Source: BLS, Occupational Employment Statistics via Lightcast, 2023.3

Oklahoma City BY THE NUMBERS 2023


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