The construction sector builds, alters and maintains residential and nonresidential buildings and infrastructure. From 2007 to 2010, construction lost a sizable number of jobs and many of them did not return after the recession. In 2016, construction contributed $91.2 billion to Texas’ economy. Women account for 19 percent of the state’s 726,000 jobs in this sector.
This industry contributed
to the state GDP in 2016.
Jobs held by Texas women in this industry
These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support more than 162,000 jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.
Sources: BEA, Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Number of Jobs
Average Annual Earnings
|Women's Jobs||Women's Share of Total Jobs|
|Construction of Buildings||164,869||$91,486||34,240||21%|
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||150,003||$81,588||23,579||16%|
|Speciality Trade Construction||411,038||$63,549||77,990||19%|
In 2016, women in construction earned $4,102 per month on average, up 26 percent from 2010.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
|Occupation||Women’s Share Total Jobs|
|First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||5%|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters||2%|
Women in construction most commonly work in professional and administrative occupations, such as accountants and office clerks, rather than production-oriented occupations.
… in all other industries of the Texas economy
Of all sectors of the Texas economy, construction has the lowest share of jobs held by women; but women are more concentrated in construction in Texas than in the nation. Texas women working in construction generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 162,000 jobs in all other industries of the state economy.
Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts