Oklahoma

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public construction projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    None found that are not federally funded or do not expressly exclude the construction industry.

  • Career and Technical Education

    92% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

    Oklahoma does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    4.2%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Oklahoma

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 30 days of receiving an invoice.
Subs: For public, prime must pay sub within 10 days, and subs pay lower tiers within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All public employers, contractors, and subcontractors doing business with the state must use E-Verify. Statute also requires income tax withholding for independent contractors who do not have valid Social Security numbers.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.2%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

19.6 (fatal rate only).

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

5.5%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

80%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.85%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

6.00%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

8.2%