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Wage Ranges

The table below indicates wage ranges in the Ardmore area for over 200 occupational titles.

Wage ranges for Ardmore Labor Area
Occupational title Mean
wage
Entry
wage
Exper.
wage
Mean annual wage
Management Occupations 32.03 14.81 40.64 66,624
Administrative Service Managers 20.79 8.98 26.69 43,243
Chief Executives 53.24 21.05 69.34 110,746
Compensation and Benefits Manager 35.34 19.56 43.23 73,515
Construction Managers 28.49 16.74 34.36 59,252
Engineering Managers 34.23 24.77 38.95 83,742
Financial Managers 29.83 19.45 35.02 62,042
Food Service Managers 13.33 9.99 15.00 27,731
General & Operations Managers 30.89 15.22 38.72 64,242
Industrial Production Managers 35.12 13.55 45.90 73,043
Medical & Health Serv Managers 34.11 23.90 39.22 70,957
Social & Comm. Serv. Managers 21.81 19.45 22.99 45,369
Sales Managers 34.56 16.11 43.79 71,895
Postmaster & Mail Superintend. 27.73 19.55 31.81 57,720
Transportation, Storage & Distribution Mgrs. 35.41 25.14 40.54 73,648
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 19.62 11.90 23.48 40,810
Accountants and Auditors 23.44 15.56 27.39 48,764
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 25.20 18.01 28.80 52,422
Loan Officers 15.03 11.22 16.94 31,265
Purchasing Agents, except Wholesale, Retail & Farm Products 19.56 14.39 22.15 40,683
Training & Development Specialists 19.54 11.64 23.49 40,639
Computer & Mathematical Occupations 21.28 11.22 26.31 44,265
Computer Support Specialists 13.18 9.70 14.92 27,408
Computer Programmers 32.89 20.07 39.29 68,403
Network & Computer Systems Adminstrators 30.87 23.87 34.38 64,215
Architecture & Engineering Occupations 27.03 15.48 32.80 56,213
Petroleum Engineers 33.41 29.38 35.43 69,491
Civil Engineers 27.77 19.58 31.87 57,767
Industrial Engineers 30.49 24.66 33.40 63,409
Life, Physical & Social Science Occupation 27.45 15.80 33.27 57,087
Community & Social Services Occupations 15.34 9.33 18.34 31,902
Child, Family & School Social Workers 15.22 12.87 16.40 31666
Educational, Vocational & School Counselors 23.27 16.80 26.50 48,401
Mental Health Counselors 12.37 10.32 13.40 25,735
Legal Occupations 30.31 13.29 38.82 63,042
Lawyers 39.39 24.25 46.97 81,942
Education, Training & Library Occupations 15.58 8.13 19.30 32,405
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations 23.94 12.38 29.72 49,791
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 15.59 13.85 16.47 32,436
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians 12.07 8.32 13.95 25,110
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians 12.01 10.22 12.91 24,991
Pharmacists 47.03 42.18 49.45 97,815
Pharmacy Technicians 11.97 10.31 12.80 24,898
Dental Hygenists 24.13 17.97 27.21 50,184
Radiologic Technologists & Technicians 18.64 13.54 21.19 38,770
Speech-Language Pathologists 21.77 19.57 22.87 45,273
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22.29 12.02 27.42 46,363
Pharmacists 46.87 44.17 48.22 97,487
Registered Nurses 22.36 18.31 24.38 46,501
LPN and LVN 15.42 13.01 16.62 32,070
Healthcare Support Occupations 10.69 7.83 12.12 22,230
Dental Assistants 13.92 9.03 16.37 28,964
Home Health Aides 9.08 6.90 10.17 18,891
Medical Assistants 10.92 8.43 12.17 22,724
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants 9.53 8.60 9.99 19,820
Physical Therapist Assistants 22.19 19.97 23.30 46,152
Protective Service Occupations 13.28 8.93 15.46 27,633
Fire fighters 16.18 10.54 19.00 33,661
Detectives & Criminal Investigators 20.84 17.57 22.48 43,346
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 11.54 7.66 13.49 24,014
Security Guards 10.45 8.59 11.38 21,730
Food Preparation & Serving-Related Occupations 7.57 6.75 7.98 15,742
Bartenders 7.67 6.83 8.09 15,952
First Line Super/Managers of Food Prep and Serv Workers 11.48 8.54 12.95 23,870
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, including Fast Food 7.15 6.88 7.28 14,867
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 8.34 6.86 9.08 17,340
Cooks, Restaurant 7.69 6.75 8.16 15,996
Food Preparation Workers 7.78 6.90 8.22 16,184
Dishwashers 6.99 6.85 7.07 14,549
Waiters & Waitresses 6.82 6.68 6.89 14,188
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations 9.66 6.92 11.04 20,100
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping & Janitorial Work 12.28 8.55 14.15 25,544
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping and Lawn Service 16.80 11.87 19.27 34,947
Janitors & Cleaners, except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 9.04 6.85 10.13 18,795
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 10.12 7.89 11.23 21,043
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 7.44 6.96 7.68 15,472
Personal Care & Service Occupations 8.53 6.81 9.39 17,738
Child Care Workers 7.69 6.75 8.16 15,996
Personal & Home Care Aides 8.50 6.83 9.34 17,690
Sales & Related Occupations 10.14 6.42 12.01 21,101
Cashiers 7.75 6.76 8.24 16,112
Counter & Rental Clerks 11.38 8.36 12.90 23,679
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 14.99 9.34 17.82 31,185
Retail Salespersons 10.03 6.72 11.68 20,852
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, except Technical & Scientific Products 16.07 11.57 18.33 33,435
Office & Administrative Support Occupations 12.22 7.98 14.35 25,427
Bill & Account Collectors 12.77 8.69 14.81 26,567
Billing, Posting Clerks & Machine Operators 10.50 8.48 11.51 21,843
Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks 12.60 8.94 14.43 26,205
Customer Service Representatives 10.40 7.64 11.78 21,636
Dispatchers, except Police, Fire & Ambulance 15.48 11.6 17.39 32,199
File Clerks 9.72 8.53 10.32 20,224
First-Line Supervisor/Managers of Office & Administrative Support 15.81 10.70 18.37 32,887
Hotel, Motel & Resort Desk Clerks 7.23 6.96 7.37 15,044
Human Resources Assistants, except Payroll & Timekeeping 15.58 12.63 17.06 32,408
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks 12.91 10.48 14.12 26,853
Police, Fire & Ambulance Dispatchers 11.53 8.65 12.97 23,980
Receptionists & Information Clerks 9.08 6.87 10.19 18,897
Meter Readers, Utilities 11.98 13.66 10.31 2,921
Order Clerks 8.81 6.61 9.92 18,334
Switchboard Operators, including Answering Service 9.45 7.48 10.43 19,652
Construction & Extraction Occupations 16.44 11.33 19.00 34,203
Carpenters 13.98 10.11 15.91 29,077
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12.97 10.25 14.34 26,987
Construction Laborers 12.36 10.04 13.52 25,717
Electricians 19.17 13.47 22.01 39,863
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades & Extraction 23.77 16.27 27.52 49,444
Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters 13.61 11.37 14.73 28,314
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 16.04 13.09 17.51 33,361
Paving, Surfacing & Tamping Equipment Operators 11.10 9.46 11.92 23,089
Roustabouts, Oil & Gas 17.64 14.44 19.24 36,691
Installation, Maintenance & Repair Occupations 16.76 9.79 20.24 34,851
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics 12.10 7.88 14.21 25,168
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists 12.59 8.53 14.63 26,198
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers & Repairers 22.79 16.08 26.14 47,401
Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 16.36 12.61 18.24 34,032
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 16.38 11.27 18.94 34,078
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 14.94 9.35 17.73 31,071
Production Occupations 18.36 11.13 21.97 38,180
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 12.80 8.19 15.11 26,631
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production & Operating Workers 24.60 17.07 28.37 51,175
Team Assemblers 13.73 8.06 16.56 28,550
Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers 12.73 10.54 13.83 26,483
Transportation & Material Moving Occupations 12.80 8.59 14.90 26,621
Bus Drivers, School 9.44 6.75 10.79 19,642
Driver/Sales Workers 14.84 8.18 18.17 30,871
Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators 14.55 12.11 15.76 30,258
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation & Material Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators 21.81 16.03 24.70 45,362
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 12.41 9.68 13.77 25,807
Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers, Hand 10.94 8.04 12.38 22,750
Packers & Packagers, Hand 10.35 8.58 11.24 21,535
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 15.66 10.99 17.99 32,567
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 10.74 8.77 11.73 22,343
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equip 8.61 6.68 9.57 17,904
Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
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ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825