Top Areas for Hiring

Whether you’re heading to Oklahoma City or Enid, if you’re an educator on the job market, Oklahoma currently has many opportunities for qualified personnel.

  • Population
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Average Pay
  • Weekly Hiring Trends
  • Types of Hiring
1Oklahoma City
  • 631,346
  • 89.2%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College and University Professors
  • $40,296
  • [TBA]

Oklahoma City Public Schools is the largest employer of classroom teachers in the region with over 2,400 teachers teaching in schools from the elementary to high school levels. Educators seeking job opportunities in the region can find postings on the school district’s employment page. Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City is the city’s largest employer of faculty on the postsecondary side. Educators seeking a career opportunities can find available openings on the university’s employment page. The best bet for college educators is Oklahoma City Community College. Average public school teaching salaries in Oklahoma fall below the city’s estimated living wage provision for a family of four living.

2Tulsa
  • 403, 505
  • 86.7%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College and University Professors
  • $46,830
  • [TBA]

Tulsa School District is the city’s primary employer of classroom teachers with over 2,000 teachers working full-time in 80 area schools. Educators seeking work can find current job opportunities on the school district’s human resources page. Opportunities for instructors at the postsecondary level can be found at the University of Tulsa; available openings are posted on the university’s employment page. Tulsa Community College and Virginia College are best bets on the college side of hiring. Annual teaching salaries in Tulsa generally fall substantially below the city’s estimated living wage for a family of four.

3Norman
  • 120,284
  • 83.1%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $42, 646
  • [TBA]

Norman School District is the largest employer of public school teachers in the region and with over 900 full-time educators working in 25 local schools. Educators seeking teaching opportunities in the district can find available openings on the school district’s employment page. For postsecondary educators, the University of Oklahoma Norman employs well over 1,000 educators; available job postings are posted on the university’s recruitment page. Teaching salaries in Tulsa ordinarily fall below the city’s living wage index based on the needs of a family of four; postsecondary educators generally meet or exceed the living wage if they hold a full-time position.

4Broken Arrow
  • 106,563
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $42, 646
  • [TBA]

Broken Arrow School District is the primary employer of high school teachers in the region with over 1,000 classroom teachers on staff. Educators looking for work can find opportunities on the school district’s recruitment page. Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow Campus is the city’s primary postsecondary education institution; for openings, check their centralized career site. According to regional data, average annual salaries for public school teachers working in Broken Arrow fall below the region’s living wage requirements for a family of four.

5Lawton
  • 96,655
  • 93.1%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $30,543
  • [TBA]

Lawton School District is home to 32 schools in the region and employs 971 full-time teachers; educators seeking employment can find jobs on the district’s employment page. For teachers at the postsecondary level, Cameron University located in the city of Lawton is the primary employers. Professors looking for work can commence the application process on the university’s employment page. On the college side of hiring, Great Plains Technology Center is the best bet. Teachers working full-time in the city typically report a large deficit in their annual salary when measured against the city’s living wage requirements for family.

6Edmond
  • 90,092
  • 96.3%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $42,646
  • [TBA]

Edmond City Schools employs 1,285 teachers in the city. Anyone looking for work can find employment opportunities on the district’s employment page. The University of Central Oklahoma is the city’s main facilitator of postsecondary education with over 500 full-time faculty staff. Teaching opportunities can be found on the university’s careers page. On the college of hiring, Herbert W. Armstrong College is another option. Teaching salaries in Edmond fall slightly short of the city’s living wage index but dual-income educator families generally meets and exceed the city’s living wage for a family.

7Moore
  • 60,451
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
  • $42, 646
  • [TBA]

In Moore, Moore School District is the largest employer of public school teachers with more than 1,200 teachers in 31 schools. Educators looking for employment can find jobs on the school district’s employment page. There are no major colleges or universities in Moore. Teaching salaries in Moore City generally fall significantly below the city’s living wage index based on the needs of a family of four.

8Midwest City
  • 57,249
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • $42, 646
  • [TBA]

Midwest City-Del City is the main employer of classroom teachers in the city with more than 800 educators working full time in 25 schools. Educators seeking work can locate current job announcements through the school district’s human resources page. Opportunities for instructors at the postsecondary level are available at Rose State College, which posts available openings on their employment page. Average public school teaching salaries in Midwest City generally do not meet the city’s estimated living wage, making dual-income educator families a necessity.

9Enid
  • 51,776
  • 94.8%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $42, 646
  • [TBA]

In Enid, the best bet on the K-12 side of the hiring spectrum is Enid School District. Educators seeking employment can find jobs on the local district’s employment page. For teachers at the postsecondary level, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Enid Campus is the best bet; educators can commence the application process on the university’s central employment page. Teachers working full-time in the city generally report a shortfall in their annual salary when measured against the city’s living wage requirements for a family of four.

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