WageUpOKC is an organization dedicated to raising the minimum wage in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s minimum wage hasn’t been raised in more than a decade.
We can change that.
Many of our state’s residents are living below the poverty line.
At the current rate, a family of two cannot live above the poverty line, which is just above $16,910 per year. Just under 16% of Oklahomans are living below the poverty line.
Help make change and fight poverty in Oklahoma.
We are a group of high school students dedicated to raising the wage in Oklahoma.
Learn how your business can make a difference for our state by providing a living wage. Join the many companies that have made the WageUpOKC pledge.
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Learning tree is a small neighborhood toy store perfect for kids of all ages. They have products from outdoor toys to board games to stuffed animals. Stop by their store to see the whimsical toy ferris wheel as well as our WageUpOKC sticker in their window. They have partnered with WageUpOKC and are paying all of their full-time employees more than $12.00 per hour. They are committed to their employees and are very supportive of our mission.
Dr. Sayeda Nazir and her team at Rose Rock Ophthalmology are dedicated to providing quality and comprehensive eye care while preserving and/or improving your vision. Each visit, they are committed to making a personalized approach to meeting your vision needs. With state-of-the-art equipment and educated staff, their #1 goal is to give you the best experience possible. All the friendly full-time employees at Rose Rock are paid at least $12/hour.
Created to bring the love of textiles to everyone's colorful lifestyle, Siempre Viva Clothing is a clothing company with an important mission. They ensure their brands have direct relationships with their creators, ensuring safe working conditions and fair pay. When you buy from Siempre Viva Clothing, you know your items are ethically-sourced and support the artists that make them. Their selection of thoughtfully chosen goods is sure to bring out the best in your unique style. All the full-time staff of Siempre Viva Clothing is paid at least $12/hour.
Michael Hampton Family Dentistry a family dentist located in Oklahoma City. Dr. Hampton, who graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, provides expertise in fields such as filling, root canals, and crowns, along with emergency and pediatric dentistry. He and his five-star-rated staff are sure to make going to the dentist a fun experience!
Founded in 2003, Cocoflow is an artisan chocolate store offering handcrafted desserts and pastries. They offer catering services and will provide the perfect treats for your party or wedding. With a new store and website coming soon, all employees of Cocoflow are paid at least $12/hour.
David Phelps, the founder of Phelps Sculpture, is an award-winning sculptor known for figurative artwork. His art is shown in both public and private collections worldwide. He lives in Oklahoma City and is a proud partner with WageUpOKC.
Apple Valley Eco-Landscapes is an eco-friendly landscape and lawn care company. They focus on customers in Edmond and Oklahoma City and provide stunning landscapes that also respect the environment. Apple Valley realizes that a lawn can be a source of pride and try to make every landscape look the best it can while keeping the environment safe. They use battery-powered equipment and organic lawn care products, and all employees are paid at least $12/hour.
Bridges Strategies is a digital marketing and multicultural communications firm that specializes in lead generation, revenue-optimized websites, digital advertising, B2B sales strategies, and inbound marketing in both English and Spanish. Bridges serves traditional professions, technical trades, the tech industry, and education. They are dedicated to providing a living wage to their employees.
Located in Midtown, OKC, Commonplace Books is a shop for those who love to read. They have a collection of unique books that is carefully selected to catch the interests of all ages and have something for everyone to enjoy. Built by a group of friends who hoped to build a shop different from other stores, Commonplace is sure to have something you’ll want to read. All full-time employees of Commonplace Books are paid at least $12/hour.
Fabrics Unlimited is a textile store in OKC with a professional design team that specializes in interior fabrics and home decor. The company has an eye for aesthetically pleasing design and is guaranteed to help you create a perfect living space. Fabrics Unlimited specializes in interior fabrics, trim, drapery, drapery hardware, home decor, and custom interior design. They are proud to pay at least $12/hour to all full-time employees.
La luz Org, a bilingual and faith-based organization, is unique in providing cultural and linguistic services to Latinos in Oklahoma. They are dedicated to improving the lives of Latino and immigrant families who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Envisioning a community without violence, La Luz is truly a bright path towards that future. With a powerful mission themselves, they are generous in their support of our mission, paying all of their full-time employees at least $12/hour.
Griffin Communications is a proud partner of WageUpOKC. A company dedicated to providing a reliable media outlet available to all Oklahomans, Griffin Communications provides 90% of Oklahoma households with services such as TV stations, a radio network, and internet sites. They also pay all full-time media and news staff at least $12/hour.
Miller-Tippens Construction was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing quality service and excellence to all customers. Their diligent management ensures their clients are informed of everything from changes to conflicts and will remain up-to-date on scheduling and budgets. With over 50 experienced construction professionals, the owner-driven, unified team credits success to their skilled workers, all of whom are paid at least $12/hour.
Servpro is a commercial and residential restoration service with over 1,700 franchises around the nation. Their restoration services include fire, water, storm, and mold repair along with cleaning services and major storm restoration available to commercial customers. Their professional employees are available 24 hours a day and are all paid at least $12/hour.
Soul Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga classes to suit all levels of ability. They specialize in teaching inner peace and calming the mind. Located conveniently in Lakehurst Plaza, Soul Yoga also treats all of their instructors and employees well by paying them above $12.00/hour.
Red Coyote Running and Fitness is a locally owned business founded to promote healthy living in Oklahoma City and the communities around it. They have recently dedicated themselves to improving the lives of their employees by paying a living wage. As of now, all nine of their full-time employees are earning over $12/hour.
The Loaded Bowl is Oklahoma’s first vegan food truck, started in 2013 with a mission to provide affordable and conscious comfort food. They believe that healthy meals should be accessible to everyone and are striving to make health and convenience go hand-in-hand. The Loaded Bowl also has a unique system where each cookie you buy donates 10% of its profits to a different charitable businesses each month. They also have a mission similar to ours – providing all staff with a livable wage. All staff members at The Loaded Bowl are paid at least $12/hour.
Want to get rewarded for eating, shopping, and staying local? A Keep it Local card helps you do just that with helping to discover the best local spots, giving discounts, and in-store credit. By choosing to support local business, you not only receive excellent personal service and value, but you also help strengthen our local community and economy! In addition, they support paying a living wage. Check out WageUpOKC’s page on their website today!
Opened in 1988, On A Whim is a gift shop located in Classen Curve. They carry a wide variety of home decor and kitchen accessories. Not only do they have merchandise for the home, but they carry clothing, jewelry, and a wide variety of nursery items. On A Whim is the seventh-largest women-owned business in the state of Oklahoma and a proud partner of WageUpOKC, and they pay all of their full-time employees at least $12/hour.
The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is a grant-proposal corporation in Oklahoma. They provide grants to journalism institutes throughout the United States, covering professional development, Oklahoma journalism, special opportunities, and investigative reporting. The foundation was established in 1982 to give particular preference to programs that focus on ethics and new media. They pay all full-time employees over $12/hour.
Accel Financial Staffing is an Oklahoma-City-based, woman-owned, full-service staffing company which provides temporary and direct hire placement that specializes in accounting and finance. Founded in 1995, all recruiters are certified public accountants with over 70 years of combined experience in public accounting and private industry. Accel focuses on not just the quality provided to their clients, but their workers as well. All full-time employees earn over $12/hour.
The Wood Garden is a colorful home furniture store located in Wilshire Village. Their unique collection of home accessories creates a stylish, comfortable look perfect for any home. As well as many other businesses in Wilshire Village, the Wood Garden is now a partner of WageUpOKC and pays $12/hour to all full-time employees.
Overman Legal Group is a criminal defense and civil law firm in Oklahoma City. Their dedicated attorneys practice in areas such as civil litigation, entertainment law, and employment disputes. Not only do they contribute to our community by representing our people, but they also pay their employees $12/hour!
Warr Acres, located northwest of Oklahoma City, was established in 1948. All 78 of the city’s employees- consisting of Public Works, Fire and Rescue Department, and Sanitation and Sewer- at least $12.00/hour. With ten unique city departments, Warr Acres strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Rainbow Fleet is a nonprofit child care resource center in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1972, they provide innovative programs to increase the quality of childcare in Oklahoma City and Cleveland County. Their programs include child care training, child care resource and referral, and the child and adult food care program. As strong today as it was when it was first founded, Rainbow Fleet continues to help the community while also paying all full-time employees $12/hour.
Reagan Resources is a contracting company in the oil and gas industry. With over 35 years of experience, they use new technology to help oil and gas companies. They generate customized reports and operate satellite offices for projects that are out-of-state. They treat each task with confidentiality and use custom databases and photo documentation to collect data. They pay all of their full-time employees at least $12/hour.
Rooted Barber + Shop offers a variety of services for their customers. You can book a barber to give you either a classic cut, which includes a beard trim and eyebrow contour, or a luxe service, including a hot towel service and oil treatment. Rooted’s staff of certified barbers are sure to leave you satisfied with your new look and are all paid at least $12/hour.
Founded in 1987, Gil’s is a denim store for both men and women located in Nichols Hills. It is a destination clothing store for all of OKC. With new clothing items arriving daily, customers are ensured a varied collection of clothing. Their friendly staff is sure to find something you will absolutely love! All of Gil’s full-time employees are paid at least $12/hour.
Jacmor is a family owned and operated oil and gas company that was founded in 1951. This Oklahoma-based company started out as Midwest Pipe & Supply. It’s supporting companies include Drake Energy, Turner Minerals, TLJ Investments, and Lion Petroleum. We are proud to recognize their partnership with WageUpOKC for paying a living wage.
Craig Proper, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, handcrafts unique and high-quality tableware and decor for any home. All their goods are made by hand from full-time employees earning a living wage to bring a special warmth and authenticity to your home. Craig Proper has an emphasis on a happy home without an overwhelming amount of factory-made goods.
Always Greener is a select installer of synthetic grass products. Their grass gives a beautifully groomed appearance that does not require the maintenance of a natural lawn and is customized to exceed all of your landscaping desires. They also have available space perfect for parties, weddings, and other celebrations. Always Greener is a committed partner to WageUpOKC and provides all full-time employees $12/hour.
Sports are essential for growing children, and Cleats for Kids is working to give all children the opportunity to experience that part of life. Founded in 2011, Cleats for Kids gives free shoes and sports gear to children in need. Based in Ohio and Oklahoma City, their mission is to help kids develop self-confidence and inspire their communities. They have partnered with WageUpOKC to help spread the word about paying a living wage, and they pay all full-time employees at least $12/hour.
Leveridge Group is part of Folded Owl, which provides a variety of services to support businesses. Their skills include bookkeeping, virtual assistant, payroll, and marketing services. Along with their impressive list of clients, they hope to make the world a better place. All of their skilled staff are paid at least $12/hour.
The Lingerie Store provides customers with a variety of lingerie options for all women. With trained professionals to fit bras on their customers, you are sure to leave satisfied with your products and experience. They are currently paying all full-time employees a living wage.
A1 Pet Emporium carries the best pet brands and highest quality dog and cat food. Their experienced staff is sure to help you find what fits the needs of you and your pet. Aside from offering supplies, A1 Pet Emporium also offers pet training classes every Wednesday. All employees of A1 Pet Emporium are paid a living wage of $12.00/hour.
Big D Industries Inc. works with fragrance producers to create the best odor control products. Big D neutralizes odors instead of just covering them up to ensure your facility remains an inviting space. They primarily create odor controls for janitorial and industrial needs, but they are friendly to all. When they partnered with WageUpOKC, they agreed to provide their employees with living wages, as well as regular bonuses, retirement assistance, and employee benefits.
Interstate Trucker is a company that works to protect you as a truck driver. They provide experienced attorneys to give customers reliable protection. The lawyers at Interstate Trucker fight for an outcome that’s fair to you. As well as assisting drivers in need, Interstate Trucker is also assisting our community by partnering with WageUpOKC and agreeing to pay all their full-time employees at least $12/hour.
AC Owen Construction is a construction company that serves the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. They offer a wide variety of services including general contracting, design-build, estimating and budgeting, and construction management. They understand the customer-company relationship and will focus on the project at hand to ensure a quality outcome that will make your dream a reality. All employees of AC Owen are paid at least $12/hour.
Evans Building Concepts has been serving Oklahoma since 2006 as a general contracting service providing design build and remodeling. With core values of accountability, relationships, and communication, the family-owned company seeks to provide first-class contracting services. The staff directly works with clients on anything from initial ideas to cost estimates and are sure to provide you with what you need. All employees of Evans Building Concepts are paid at least $12/hour.
Insight Creative Group, or ICG, was founded in 2006 as an advertising company. Since then, they have created over 360 successful campaigns and have grown into a branding, advertising, and marketing agency. They create digital, media, broadcasting, and branding advertisements. ICG recently partnered with WageUpOKC while agreeing to continue paying $12/hour to all full-time employees. They have kindly helped us create the website you are viewing today.
Bishop McGuinness is a Catholic high school in Oklahoma City. They are dedicated to developing an ethic and moral way of life for their students. They are a coeducational college preparatory institution that provides Catholic secondary education for grades 9 through 12. Values and faith are part of the learning process and environment. They provide fantastic services to all their students regardless of their background. All employees of Bishop McGuinness are paid at least $12/hour.
Inasmuch Foundation invests in organizations that help Oklahomans in the areas of human services, community enhancement, health, and education. All income from the foundation goes to educational and charitable purposes. Inasmuch strives to enrich and enhance the lives it touches. They pay all of their full-time employees $12/hour or more.
Founded in 2016, Palomar is a non-profit group dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence. They offer a home where victims from situations such as sexual assault and human trafficking can come to recover and seek help. They strive to provide a safety-focused and victim-centered environment, focusing on taking steps to hold offenders accountable. All employees are paid at least $12/hour.
Brushed is a makeup studio and salon in Midtown, Oklahoma City. They have a diverse team of barbers and stylists, along with makeup artists. With two owners covering various fields of beauty and over 20 years of experience between them, they are sure to help you look your best. All full-time employees of the bridal destination salon are paid at least $12/hour.
A private school in Oklahoma City, Casady School offers a college-preparatory curriculum for students kindergarten through 12th grade. They are committed to providing the best education and facilitating success for their students. They help children grow into contributing members of society through friendship and community service. All employees of Casady School are paid at least $12.00/hour.
Located in the heart of Midtown, The Black Scintilla offers a variety of boutique services, including personal styling packages, free hemming alterations, and workshops. They carry products ranging from clothing to novelty gift items. They ensure that their clothing items are in all sizes and are affordable for all women. All employees of the Black Scintilla are paid at least $12/hour.
SendaRide is a five-star transportation network with the safety and comfort of their passengers in mind. New safety and efficiency features in their cars ensure excellent satisfaction of their customers. With both medical non-emergency and individual transport in mind, SendaRide is sure to get you where you need to go safely and comfortably. All drivers of SendaRide are paid at least $12/hour.
SSM Health’s Hospitals, including Saint Anthony’s here in Oklahoma, are not only dedicated to giving customers quality medical care, but they also have been paying a living wage since January of 2017. Despite their large size, they pay over $12/hour to all full-time employees. They are located across four states and care not just about their patients but all 4,500 of their hardworking employees.
Kam’s Kookery was started by Kamala Gamble to purchase produce from farmers’ markets and support local and sustainable agriculture. They offer cooking classes, fantastic food, and they sell organic vegetables and herbs. Guilford Gardens sells fresh produce like lettuce, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. All employees of Kam’s Kookery and Guilford Gardens are paid at least $12/hour.
Citizens Bank of Edmond offers many services, including personal loans, telephone banking, business savings, and treasury and retirement services. Founded in 1901, the bank has a mission to see its neighbors financially stable and prospering. They are an over $252 million-asset bank and pay all full-time employees at least $12/hour.
The MakeUp Bar is a fantastic cosmetics shop located in Wilshire Village. Specializing in skin care and fragrance, they are the go-to place for makeup and skincare, offering great customer service and beauty products. They pay all full-time employees a living wage and strive to make makeup fun!
Wheeler Homes are inspired by the urban plains: houses that greet you with a simple permanence and clear purpose. Wheeler District is also home to the famous OKC ferris wheel and an annual bike festival. On top of creating a unique and individual urban village, everyone is paid at least $12/hour.
Founded in 1923, The United Way is an organization dedicated to improving the education, economic well-being, health, and safety of families in central Oklahoma. Their focus is in areas such as child development and strong families. Their vision is to have a diverse and connected community. Valuing the dignity of every employee, all workers are paid $12.00/hour.
Murdock has helped senior living communities in Oklahoma since it was founded in 2008. They are dedicated to their clients and provide them with the best places to live in OKC and surrounding communities. Their services include marketing, consulting, research, strategic services, and tele-contact services. Their partnership with WageUpOKC recognizes their commitment to pay each of their full-time employees at least $12/hour.
Westminster School is a coeducational, private school in Oklahoma City. They value academic and social development, thinking well, working hard, and working well with others. Students are encouraged to ask questions and gain a sense of belonging in a friendly environment. WageUpOKC founders graduated from Westminster School where they started the initiative.
Driver’s Legal Plan is a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of truck drivers. Founded in 1991, their goal is to prevent unnecessary traffic convictions. They provide high quality and affordable legal service to drivers that need assistance. Along with helping drivers, Driver’s Legal Plan has partnered with WageUpOKC to improve wages within their company.
Heritage Hall is a private and coeducational college-preparatory school located in North Oklahoma City. With the motto, “to learn with honor, to lead with courage, to serve with compassion,” they hope to promote values of moral courage, personal responsibility, active kindness, and intellectual purpose in every student. Heritage Hall offers a challenging academic curriculum for all preschool through 12th-grade students. With this, they also have unique leadership opportunities, a wide spectrum of athletics, and a well-developed fine arts program. All employees of Heritage Hall are paid a living wage.LEARN MORE
Tapstone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company based in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Tapstone is focused on the development of oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the Anadarko Basin. They have 1,000 wells across 400,000 acres. Tapstone Energy has committed to pay at least $12/hour to all their full-time employees through their partnership with WageUpOKC.LEARN MORE