2023 By the Numbers

BIOTECH Ground-breaking discoveries made by Oklahoma City-based researchers have helped put Oklahoma City on the map as a contender in the bioscience and technology marketplace. Greater Oklahoma City’s broader bioscience companies (including Healthcare) boast a Gross Regional Product of $3.3 billion, employ more than 32,000 workers with total earnings of $2.5 billion. Last year, one of the most significant factors in this area’s biotech boom is the powerful symbiotic relationship between entrepreneurs, clinical researchers, academic investigators, and public and private investors. The region was recently awarded $35 million as part of the Build Back Better Regional Grant challenge to further develop this cluster.

Exciting progress continues in the Innovation District with Convergence, a public-private, mixed-use development at NE Eighth Street and Stiles. Convergence plans include a 230,000-square-foot, eight-story office building with 50,000 square feet of research labs. Oklahoma City biotech diagnostic firm Wheeler Labs will be the anchor tenant. BISNOW recently ranked Oklahoma City as one of five emerging hubs for life science development. Learn more at www.greateroklahomacity.com/bio .

Biotech Occupations Software Developers

Jobs in Greater OKC Median Hourly Earnings


$48.28 $28.03 $36.02 $35.84 $38.35 $34.07 $18.68 $22.60 $23.99 $38.25 $17.82 $17.04 $20.03 $16.39

Calibration Technologists and Technicians


Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other




Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

335 209 383 183


Biological Technicians Chemical Technicians

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians


Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

509 672

Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders


188 383

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Ten- ders Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders


$22.33 $14.61


Source: BLS, Occupational Employment Statistics via Lightcast, 2023.3


Oklahoma City BY THE NUMBERS 2023

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