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This story initially appeared on Building Protection.

Building has lengthy been a male-dominated area. In keeping with knowledge from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, solely about 13% of payroll staff within the building trade are girls — a quantity that has remained comparatively stagnant for the reason that 1990s.

When additionally making an allowance for self-employed employees, the proportion is even decrease, at simply 10.three%. Regardless of the gender hole in employment, some job capabilities and areas provide higher alternatives for ladies looking for a profession within the building trade.

In keeping with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, girls who work in building are almost certainly to work in workplace or administrative positions. Against this, males have a lot increased illustration in roles associated to finance, transportation, building, extraction and upkeep.

A serious profit for ladies within the building trade is that they have an inclination to command increased wages than feminine employees in different fields. The median full-time wage for ladies in building is $46,808 per 12 months, in contrast with $43,394 for feminine employees throughout all industries.

Though solely 10.three% of employees within the building trade are girls, some components of the nation have a lot stronger feminine illustration. To seek out which cities have essentially the most girls in building, researchers at Building Protection analyzed employment knowledge from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Group Survey 1-Yr Estimates.

Places had been ordered by the feminine employment share within the building trade. Within the occasion of a tie, the situation with the bigger variety of whole feminine employees in building was ranked increased. Solely cities with not less than 100,000 residents and accessible knowledge from the Census Bureau had been included.

Following are the massive cities with essentially the most girls in building.

20. Columbus, Ohio

Randall Vermillion / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 11.7%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,395
Whole male employment within the building trade: 18,139
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $40,913

19. Denver

f11picture / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 11.eight%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: three,636
Whole male employment within the building trade: 27,277
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $49,437

18. Austin, Texas

Silvio Ligutti / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 11.eight%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: four,650
Whole male employment within the building trade: 34,688
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $40,595

17. New Orleans

Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 11.9%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,143
Whole male employment within the building trade: eight,433
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $37,300

16. Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas Kelley / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 12.1%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,932
Whole male employment within the building trade: 13,971
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $46,560

15. Baltimore

ESB Skilled / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 12.three%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,577
Whole male employment within the building trade: 11,201
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $50,740

14. Portland, Oregon

Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.zero%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,897
Whole male employment within the building trade: 12,703
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $63,892

13. Kansas Metropolis, Missouri

Scruggelgreen / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.1%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,760
Whole male employment within the building trade: 11,630
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $41,742

12. Tampa, Florida

kevin-j-king / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.three%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,zero15
Whole male employment within the building trade: 13,135
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $49,938

11. San Diego

Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.three%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: four,270
Whole male employment within the building trade: 27,919
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $53,990

10. Wichita, Kansas

KSwinicki / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.four%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,855
Whole male employment within the building trade: 12,zero11
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $40,067

9. Charlotte, North Carolina

Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 13.6%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: four,747
Whole male employment within the building trade: 30,113
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $36,988

eight. El Paso, Texas

BrianWancho / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 14.1%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,968
Whole male employment within the building trade: 18,044
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $35,710

7. Atlanta

Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 14.6%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 885
Whole male employment within the building trade: 5,158
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $44,346

6. Colorado Springs, Colorado

picture.ua / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 15.four%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,743
Whole male employment within the building trade: 15,zero37
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $55,363

5. Virginia Seaside, Virginia

JoMo333 / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 15.5%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,187
Whole male employment within the building trade: 11,891
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $52,325

four. Washington, D.C.

Atomazul / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 16.1%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,831
Whole male employment within the building trade: 9,517
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $52,zero35

three. San Francisco

Bertl123 / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 17.zero%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,985
Whole male employment within the building trade: 14,590
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $70,711

2. Seattle

cdrin / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 17.6%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 2,697
Whole male employment within the building trade: 12,664
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $70,966

1. Minneapolis

Nick Lundgren / Shutterstock.comFeminine employment share within the building trade: 19.1%
Whole feminine employment within the building trade: 1,298
Whole male employment within the building trade: 5,495
Median earnings for full-time employees within the building trade: $54,521

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