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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Women In Information

Information Overview | Printable Snapshot (PDF)

The information sector processes, produces and distributes data as well as various informational and cultural products. Technological advances have reduced employment within the sector, primarily in print-based publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications. In 2016, information contributed $55.3 billion to the Texas economy. Women account for 37 percent of the state’s 202,000 jobs in this sector.

This industry contributed
$55.3 billion

to the state GDP in 2016.


Jobs held by Texas women in this industry
75,000

These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support more than 187,000 jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.

Sources: BEA, Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Information Jobs, 2017
Industry/Sector 2017
Number of Jobs
2017
Average Annual Earnings
Women's Jobs Women's Share of Total Jobs
Information 202,134 $100,324 75,033 37%
Publishing Industries (except Internet) 39,072 $112,283 16,735 43%
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries 24,761 $38,184 9,883 40%
Broadcasting (except Internet) 16,047 $82,290 6,487 40%
Telecommunications 81,868 $107,546 25,928 32%
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services 32,695 $126,263 12,490 38%
Other Information Services 7,691 $90,125 3,510 46%

Source: Emsi

Average Monthly Earnings of Women

From 2010 to 2016, the average monthly earnings of women in information rose by 22 percent, outpacing the growth in the average monthly earnings of Texas women in all sectors of the economy.

Texas women in information earned an average of $5,365 per month, the fourth-highest average monthly wage, behind women working in the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, management of companies and enterprises and utilities.

Earnings Growth
Sector 2010 2016 Earnings Growth
All Sectors $3,067 $3,565 16%
Information $4,400 $5,365 22%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Top Occupations

Occupation Women’s Share Total Jobs
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, except Line Installers 11%
Customer Service Representatives 67%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 36%
Software Developers, Applications 21%
Computer User Support Specialists 27%

Source: Emsi


In the information sector, for every…

  • 100 jobs created, an additional 250 jobs are created or affected
  • $1 million in sales, an additional $1.11 million in sales are generated
  • $1 million in earnings generated, an additional $1.72 million in earnings are generated

...in all other industries of the Texas economy

Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

CONCLUSION

While the demand for information has risen dramatically, technological advances have made the internet the preferred mode for its consumption. Within the information sector, women hold the highest share of total employment in establishments that facilitate the exchange of information through the internet. Texas women working in information generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 187,000 jobs in other industries throughout the state economy.


Read more in-depth data on women in the workforce.

HB855 Browser Statement

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.

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