Oklahoma Computer Science Degree Salary

By Henry R. Steele - July 4, 2018
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The following article discusses the salary and career outlook for graduates with a MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate Computer Science degree in Oklahoma. Learn about the demand, salary outlook, top employers, job titles, as well as education options for campus and online Computer science degree programs for Oklahoma graduates.

Computer Science Snapshot

Avg US Salary

$101,878

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Avg Oklahoma Salary

$70,221

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State vs National

Ranked 46th

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Total Job Postings

1,008

Job Type

Full-Time

Min Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Degree

Masters or MBA

Most Common Degree

Comp Sci/Engineering

Desired Experience Level

Mid Level

*Data based on job title of Software Engineer

Oklahoma Computer Science Demand

Technology employment in Oklahoma did not change substantially in 2017, according to CompTIA, the top technology industry association in the country. The computer science and technology sector is responsible for 4% of the economy in this state, and it is now home to 4,000 technology companies.

It is estimated there are 86,000 technology workers in the state, and Oklahoma is ranked #31 in net technology employment. Technology workers comprise 5% of the total workforce in Oklahoma. The best year over year job growth in technology in Oklahoma in 2017 was in packaged software with an 8.7% job growth rate.

National Computer Science Salary Outlook

The national average estimate for Software Engineer was $101,878. This number is estimated from over 57,009 salaries and job advertisements from Indeed.com. This equates to an hourly salary of $53.060 and monthly of $8,490.

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$32,000

$210,000

Salary Distribution

Oklahoma Computer Science Salaries by Career

The following Computer Science career paths show the average salary derived from job postings in Oklahoma.

Database Administrator$78,412 Rank: 30th
The average salary ranks 30th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $40.840 and monthly of $6,534. There were job openings from employers like Paycom, Robert Half Technology, American Fidelity Assurance, and University of Oklahoma. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$27,000

$155,000

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Application Developer$77,413 Rank: 25th
The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $40.320 and monthly of $6,451. There were job openings from employers like Karsun Solutions LLC, American Fidelity Assurance, CACI, and ArdentMC. Further, 92% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Application Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$34,000

$138,000

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Information Security Analyst$63,456 Rank: 37th
The average salary ranks 37th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $33.050 and monthly of $5,288. There were job openings from employers like COLSA, Perspecta, Hexagon US Federal, and Leidos. Further, 83% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Commission, Temporary, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Information Security Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$32,000

$101,000

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Network Administrator$57,284 Rank: 28th
The average salary ranks 28th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $29.840 and monthly of $4,774. There were job openings from employers like Robert Half Technology, General Dynamics Information Technology, SSM Health, and CipherStaff. Further, 84% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Network Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$18,000

$119,000

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Network Analyst$58,520 Rank: 27th
The average salary ranks 27th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $30.480 and monthly of $4,877. There were job openings from employers like Robert Half Technology, American Fidelity Assurance, Windstream, and Northrop Grumman. Further, 85% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Network Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$20,000

$117,000

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Network Security Engineer$74,321 Rank: 34th
The average salary ranks 34th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $38.710 and monthly of $6,193. There were job openings from employers like BOEING, CACI, Booz Allen Hamilton, and CipherStaff. Further, 81% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Network Security Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$37,000

$120,000

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Software Engineer$70,221 Rank: 46th
The average salary ranks 46th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $36.570 and monthly of $5,852. There were job openings from employers like BOK Financial, ArdentMC, BOEING, and Oklahomo National Guard. Further, 84% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship, Part-time, Commission, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Software Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$29,000

$129,000

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Full Stack Developer$87,398 Rank: 34th
The average salary ranks 34th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $45.520 and monthly of $7,283. There were job openings from employers like Collage.com, a la mode, inc., Robert Half Technology, and TierPoint. Further, 96% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract were also available. Most jobs for Full Stack Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$17.65

$86.00

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Security Analyst$65,336 Rank: 31st
The average salary ranks 31st among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $34.030 and monthly of $5,445. There were job openings from employers like COLSA, BOEING, Northrop Grumman, and Hexagon US Federal. Further, 85% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Commission, Temporary, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Security Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$23,000

$129,000

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Software Architect$116,100 Rank: 25th
The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $60.470 and monthly of $9,675. There were job openings from employers like American Fidelity Assurance, ArdentMC, Flintco, and Choctaw Nation. Further, 93% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract were also available. Most jobs for Software Architect required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$45,000

$218,000

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Quality Assurance Engineer$38,899 Rank: 48th
The average salary ranks 48th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $20.260 and monthly of $3,242. There were job openings from employers like Paycom, Request Technology, IAP Worldwide Services, Inc, and CoreLogic. Further, 96% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract were also available. Most jobs for Quality Assurance Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$55.65

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Web Developer$66,884 Rank: 29th
The average salary ranks 29th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $34.840 and monthly of $5,574. There were job openings from employers like Karsun Solutions LLC, Paycom, Robert Half Technology, and Collage.com. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Web Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$21,000

$138,000

Salary Distribution

Best Cities for Computer Science in Oklahoma

The following list of Oklahoma cities show the largest number of job postings for Computer Science careers:

City # of Employers Average Salary
Oklahoma City 74 $76,754
Tulsa 70 $68,199
Roland 17 $116,529
Edmond 15 $83,212
Tinker AFB 9 $116,812
Moore 7 $77,816
Ardmore 6 $68,216
Broken Arrow 5 $62,035

Top Oklahoma Employers for Computer Science

The following list looks at top employers in Oklahoma hiring students and professionals in the Computer Science field:

Employer Name Average Salary

Oklahoma Campus-Based Computer Science Degrees

The following list shows the number of campus-based colleges offer Computer Science degrees throughout Oklahoma:

Students who want to obtain an education in computer science can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the University of Central Oklahoma. Available are a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science. Another option is a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

The computer science degree department at the University of Central Oklahoma has nine full time professors who have a high degree of experience and training in software engineering, computer network and security, database systems, mobile and web developer, artificial intelligence, robotics, operating systems, computer architecture and programming language translators.

Required courses for the bachelor of science in computer science include:

  • Programming I and Lab
  • Computer Organization I and II
  • Object Oriented Software Design and Construction
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Theory of Computing
  • Software Engineering I
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Ethics in Computing
  • Software Design and Development

Incoming freshmen who are interested in the bachelor’s in computer science can receive a variety of scholarships from the General Academic Scholarship Program.

The bachelor of science in computer science is recommended for students who want to work specifically in a career related to computer science. There also is a computer science applied degree program for students who have interests in a discipline related to computer science. Another option is the bachelor of science in computer science and information science. This will appeal to students who have interest in business applications.

The master of science in applied mathematics and computer science is a good fit for students who want to meet the demands of industry, business and government where both mathematics skill and computer science skills are needed.

Oklahoma Online Computer Science Degrees

The following online degree programs are available for Oklahoma Computer Science students.

Disclaimer: All salary numbers and figures are will vary depending on several factors such as level of education, college/university attended, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Sources for the above salary, employer and jobs data was aggregated through Indeed.com and BLS.gov

Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
Managing Editor
Henry is Managing Editor of BusinessStudent.com. He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on Twitter.com

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