Wages rise in Oklahoma City area - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Wages rise in Oklahoma City area

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Wages in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area rose during the past year but are still lower than in cities like Dallas, Houston and New Orleans.

A Bureau of Labor Statistics survey says Oklahoma City area workers earned $16.06 per hour on average in January.

US Department of Labor economist Cheryl Abbot says workers in Dallas averaged $20.22 per hour. In Houston the average is $19.85 and it's $16.71 per hour in New Orleans.

The survey found Oklahoma City area white-collar workers averaged $17.52 per hour, blue-collar workers $15.73 per hour and service workers averaged $10.33 per hour. Union workers in blue-collar jobs averaged $22.07 per hour while nonunion blue-collar workers earned $13.35.

Abbot says the bureau surveys wages in 81 metropolitan areas, but Oklahoma City is the only one in Oklahoma that's surveyed.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.