Markets & Economy

Quarter of all Texas-based tech employees work in Houston

One in four Texas-based tech workers is located in the metro
  • Last year the amount of tech workers in Houston increased by only 0.2 percent.
  • Those employed within the Houston tech industry last year earned an annual average wage of roughly $105,000.
  • The "creative sector" represents an industry on the rise in Houston.

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Of the more than 585,000 Texans that comprise the state's tech sector, nearly 142,000 work in the Houston metro. However, Houston's tech sector has grown minimally of late, as in 2015 the industry's employment base expanded by only 0.2 percent in comparison to 2014, according to data from the Computing Technology Industry Association. The good news, those employed within the Houston tech industry last year earned an annual average wage of roughly $105,000, making these individuals prime candidates for homeownership - if they already don't own. Engineering and IT service-related jobs account for more than 81,000 of the nearly 142,000 tech jobs in the metro. Additionally, the tech industry accounts for nearly six percent of Houston's total private sector employment base. It will be interesting to see if Houston's tech industry grows at all this year, as the metro is projected to add only 22,000 total jobs.  *the volume of job postings for tech occupations during the fo...