PEO and HR Provider in Oklahoma City

At Staff One HR, we help employers reduce liabilities, retain employees, and attract new talent.  We’re an accredited PEO provider and HR managed services firm that offers help with HR consulting, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, compliance and payroll and tax administration.  Whether you’re an oil driller, a BBQ restaurant owner, or an entrepreneur, Staff One HR has you covered. Check out our case studies on other OKC businesses that have partnered with Staff One HR!

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The Cost of Doing Business in OklahomaOKC office

Oklahoma is a great place to live and work! Staff One HR has been in the Sooner State since 1988 and we’ve seen the city grow and adapt to a shifting economy. Moving to OKC has a lot of perks, but it’s wise to compare the costs of business before making such a large move. If you’re considering Dallas vs. Oklahoma, we’ve posted information on those differences too!

Metro Population

Oklahoma City: 1,359,000
Dallas, TX: 4,718,900
Tulsa: 975,666
  • Metro Size Rank: 41st in US (2015, Census)
  • Major Industries: Aviation/Aerospace, Energy, Health Care, Transportation & Logistics.
  • Current Gross Metro Product: $67.1 Billion (Forbes)
  • Unemployment: 3.8% (Forbes)
  • Job Growth: 1.7% (Forbes)
  • Net Population Change: +22,280 or 1.7% in OKC Proper (2010-2014, CNN)

Median Household Income

Oklahoma City: $55,100
Tulsa: $53,025
Dallas, TX: $61,510
  • Median Household Income Growth: 3.6% (Forbes)
  • Median Home Price: $142,300 (Forbes)
  • Annual Commute Hours & Cost: 49 hours, $1,110 (2014, TAMU)
  • Average Monthly Rent for 1 Bedroom: $850 (2016, Numbeo)
  • Annual Sunshine: 68% Sunny in Oklahoma City (Current Results)
  • Minimum Wage (Federal Level): $7.25 per hour
  • Average Weekly Wages in Metro $871 for all industries (2016, BLS)

Personal Income Tax: .05% - 5.25%

  • .05% – 5.25%, depending upon tax bracket (Smart Asset)
  • Oklahoma City doesn’t have a city income tax

Sales Tax: 4.5% - 11%

  • The general sales tax rate is 4.5%. However, cities and municipalities are legally allowed to add up to 5.5% in additional taxation.  Hence, the “baseline” is 4.5%, but it can be as much as 11% depending upon the city in which the purchase was made.  In Oklahoma City proper, the current sales tax rate is 8.375% .

Franchise Tax

$1.25 for each $1,000 of capital invested or used in Oklahoma up to $20,000.  Foreign companies must also pay an additional $100 per year. Businesses with a tax liability of $250 or less are exempt, even though they must still file a tax report. (Oklahoma Policy Institute)

State Property Tax

  • Property taxes are based on the property’s value, assessment ratio, and the millage set by the Oklahoma constitution. Thus, rates differ substantially from place to place. (OK Policy)

County & City Property Tax Rate

  • Oklahoma County Property Tax: 1.05% (Smart Asset)
  • Oklahoma City Property Tax: 1.05% (Smart Asset)

Business Property Tax

  • Businesses are evaluated on an individual basis to determine tax rate. (Tulsa County)

Health Insurance in Oklahoma

  • Working Age Uninsured
  • Non-Working Age Uninsured
  • Covered by Employer
  • Medicaid Covered
  • Medicare Covered

Workers’ Compensation: Required

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)

  • 0.1% to 5.5% in 2017 (

State Disability Insurance: Optional