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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 InNatural Resources and Mining

Natural Resources and Mining Overview | Printable Snapshot (PDF)

The natural resources and mining industry, sometimes called a “super sector,” comprises two distinct sectors — agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, which engages in growing crops, raising animals and harvesting timber and fish; and mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, which extracts naturally occurring minerals and gases. In 2016, natural resources and mining contributed $122.6 billion to Texas’ economy. Women account for 22 percent of the state's 290,000 jobs in this industry.

THIS INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED
$22.6 BILLION
to state GDP in 2016.

Jobs Held by Texas Women in this industry:
65,000

These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 73,000 jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.

Sources: BEA, U.S. Census Bureau


Texas has a higher share of women working in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction than the nation as a whole.

Based on location quotient (LQ), a measure of employment concentration in a given area, the concentration of mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction jobs held by Texas women is 1.28 times higher than in the national sector.

Sources: Emsi and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Government Jobs, 2017
Description 2017 Total Jobs Avg. Annual Earnings Per Job** 2017 Women’s Jobs Women's Share of Jobs
Natural Resources and Mining 292,301 $122,645 65,452 22%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 78,563 $37,208 21,269 27%
Crop Production 21,365 $34,998 5,620 26%
Animal Production and Aquaculture 25,160 $40,690 7,051 28%
Forestry and Logging 1,669 $57,046 247 15%
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping 568 $49,024 134 24%
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry 29,801 $34,516 8,217 28%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 213,738 $154,048 44,183 21%
Oil and Gas Extraction 83,349 $227,437 24,717 30%
Mining (except Oil and Gas) 11,032 $88,294 1,614 15%
Support Activities for Mining 119,356 $108,877 17,852 15%

Source: Emsi


Women working in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had the highest average monthly earnings in 2016 ($8,997).

From 2010 to 2016, women working in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting saw their average monthly earnings increase from $2,110 to $2,600.

Average Monthly Earnings of Women

Average Monthly Earnings of Women
Subsector Earnings 2010 Earnings 2016
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $2,110 $2,600 23%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $7,591 $8,997 19%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


In the Natural Resources and Mining Industry, for every…

  • 100 jobs created, an additional 111 jobs are supported
  • $1 million in sales, an additional$1.02 million in sales are generated
  • $1 million in earnings generated, an additional $1.10 million in earnings are generated

…in all other industries
of the Texas economy.

Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

CONCLUSION

Texas women working in natural resources and mining generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 73,000 jobs in other industries throughout the state economy. Though women do not account for high shares of employment in the natural resources and mining industry or its sectors, the concentration of jobs held by women in some of the industry’s various subsectors is higher in Texas than in the nation.

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

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