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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 the WorkforceStatewide Snapshot

Printable Statewide Snapshot

Women play a critical role in the Texas economy. Their earnings represent an increasingly significant portion of household income, directly affecting the economic security of families, communities and the state as a whole. A financially secure Texas depends on financially successful women.

There are 5,986,000 jobs held by Texas women.

Every dollar paid to a female worker results in an estimated $2.05 in wages, salaries and other compensation throughout the state economy.

Sources: EMSI, RIMS II.

Population of Texas women: 14,245,000 – or 50.4% of the Texas population

Women of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – make up 20.2% of the entire state population and 40.1%Texas’ female population.

Source: EMSI

Women are graduating from college at a higher rate than men in Texas. 51.3% of Texans with a bachelor’s degree or higher are women.

Texas has the 3rd highest number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. Estimated 938,800 in 2017, up 146.1% from 1997.

Source: American Express

Women hold 27.8% of jobs in top-level executive occupations.

Women’s share of top executive occupations in Texas:

  • 22.6% Chief Executives
  • 28.0% General and Operations Managers
  • 30.7% Legislators

Source: EMSI


In 2017, about 6 million Texas women worked in industries and businesses around the state. Women represent nearly half of the state’s total workforce (the employed and active jobseekers). The number of Texas businesses owned by women has risen by 146 percent in the last 20 years, to nearly 939,000.

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


Contact the Comptroller's Data Analysis and Transparency Division at 800-531-5441, ext. 6-9231, or via email.

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