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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 Professional and Business Services

Professional and Business Services Overview | Printable Snapshot (PDF)

The professional and business services industry, sometimes called a “super sector,” comprises three sectors — professional, scientific and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; and administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. In 2016, professional and business services contributed $179.4 billion to Texas’ economy. Women account for 45 percent of the state’s 1.6 million jobs in this industry.

THIS INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED
$179.4 billion
to state GDP in 2016.

Jobs Held by Texas Women in this industry:
733,000

These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 1.1 million jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.

Sources: BEA, Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Professional and Business Services, 2017
Sector 2017 Total Jobs Avg. Annual Earnings Per Job** 2017 Women’s Jobs Women's Share of Jobs
Professional and Business Services 1,647,0023 $81,002 733,326 45%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 734,955 $103,858 324,574 44%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 123,761 $147,971 59,577 48%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 788,286 $49,178 349,176 44%

Source: Emsi

Top Occupations Based on total Industry employment

Source: Emsi


Women account for more than half of the following subsectors in Professional and Business services:

  • Legal Services
  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
  • Specialized Design Services
  • Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Business Support Services
  • Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services

Average Monthly
Earnings of Women

Average Monthly
Earnings of Women
Sector Earnings 2010 Earnings 2016 Growth
All Sectors $3,067 $3,565 16%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $4,453 $5,338 20%
Management of Companies and Enterprises $4,375 $5,598 28%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services $2,707 $3,174 17%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

In the Professional and Business Services Industry, for every…

  • 100 jobs created, an additional 151 jobs are created or affected
  • $1 million in sales, an additional $1.43 million in sales are generated
  • $1 million in earnings generated, an additional $1.5 million in earnings are generated

…in all other industries
of the Texas economy.

Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

CONCLUSION

The professional and business services industry offers a wealth of opportunities for women. Of all women-owned businesses nationally, 12 percent were in the professional, scientific and technical services subsector — the third-highest share across all sectors of the economy. In addition, management of companies and enterprises and professional, scientific and technical services are both among the top five highest-earning sectors for Texas women.

Texas women working in professional and business services generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 1.1 million jobs in other industries throughout the state economy.

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

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