Below are some brief statistics regarding women in the construction industry:
- In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 9,813,000 people working in the construction industry. Of these, 872,000 of them, or 8.9 percent, were women.
Source: www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat14.pdf and http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat18.pdf
- Women working in construction numbered 1.2 percent of the entire U.S. workforce in 2013.
- Women in the U.S. earn on average 82.1 percent what men make. The gender pay gap is much narrower in the construction industry. In construction, women earn on average 93.4 percent what men make.