Interactive: Gender Wage Gap in State Agencies

At dozens of Texas state agencies, male workers remain better compensated than female workers, on average. This table shows employment information on state agencies with at least 100 employees, excluding universities.

The data in the table comes from February 2014 payroll data collected by the Comptroller’s Office. The table includes the percentage of female workers at each state agency as well as the number of female employees that are paid enough to rank among each agency’s 20 highest-paid employees. 

* The "gender compensation gap" represents the distance between the average male salary and average female salary. A positive amount means the average male salary is that much higher than the average female salary. A negative amount means the average female salary is that much higher than the average male salary.

AgencyEmployees% WomenWomen among 20 highest-paid workersGender compensation gap*
Texas Department of Criminal Justice 38,286 45.2% 7 $2,766.84
Department of Aging And Disability Services 16,014 73.6% 9 $298.44
Health And Human Services Commission 12,109 79.6% 9 $8,214.90
Department of State Health Services 11,936 63.9% 5 $1,027.57
Texas Department of Transportation 11,618 21.3% 0 -$4,257.75
Department of Family And Protective Services 11,442 83.9% 14 $3,330.67
Department of Public Safety 9,235 42.7% 5 $18,644.33
Office of The Attorney General 4,081 70.4% 3 $15,637.68
Texas Workforce Commission 2,939 65.1% 8 $6,053.45
Parks And Wildlife Department 2,930 34.9% 2 $10,514.85
Department of Assistive And Rehabilitative Service 2,857 76.2% 12 $8,258.95
Texas Commission On Environmental Quality 2,655 51.6% 8 $6,339.58
Comptroller of Public Accounts 2,640 56.6% 7 $6,040.23
Texas Juvenile Justice Department 2,555 53.4% 9 $1,821.95
Texas Department of Insurance 1,393 62.3% 8 $9,946.23
Comptroller of Public Accounts, Judiciary Section 921 24.6% 6 -$8,281.95
House of Representatives 787 50.6% 9 -$6,917.11
Texas Education Agency 760 66.4% 6 $12,632.81
Railroad Commission 729 43.5% 4 $12,044.53
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles 714 64.6% 9 $13,068.22
General Land Office And Veteran's Land Board 631 46.6% 4 $8,974.07
Department of Agriculture 598 51.2% 6 $2,619.40
School For The Blind And Visually Impaired 590 69.5% 12 -$1,341.46
Alcoholic Beverage Commission 589 40.9% 8 $9,086.15
Teacher Retirement System 588 54.8% 2 $30,241.48
School For The Deaf 572 67.7% 16 -$3,019.43
Senate 567 54% 11 -$3,081.28
Texas Military Department 537 25.9% 5 -$2,017.53
Texas Facilities Commission 391 34% 8 $6,005.29
Texas Legislative Council 385 42.1% 8 -$2,155.82
Texas Veterans Commission 366 41.8% 5 $924.45
Department of Licensing And Regulation 360 60.8% 5 $12,653.40
Employees Retirement System 325 55.7% 5 $25,300.49
Texas Lottery Commission 299 60.9% 8 $8,206.86
Department of Housing And Community Affairs 297 60.3% 6 $4,152.49
Water Development Board 270 41.9% 2 $9,501.63
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 236 63.1% 8 $12,603.26
Office of Court Administration 212 66.5% 9 $22,440.96
State Preservation Board 211 53.6% 10 $4,005.75
Secretary of State 189 71.4% 6 $16,430.93
Department of Information Resources 187 51.9% 8 $10,186.43
State Auditor's Office 183 52.5% 9 -$1,235.01
Department of Banking 183 42.6% 4 $20,304.44
Texas Historical Commission 177 61% 9 $2,157.46
Office of Injured Employee Counsel 170 86.5% 9 $19,140.84
Public Utility Commission of Texas 167 53.9% 8 $10,060.80
Board of Medical Examiners 162 72.2% 12 $11,235.00
Library And Archives Commission 157 58% 13 -$2,236.36
Legislative Budget Board 150 51.3% 9 $3,567.84
Office of The Governor 144 60.4% 11 $6,382.25
Texas Animal Health Commission 140 38.6% 5 $6,960.86
Office of Risk Management 118 71.2% 12 $5,698.56
Governor's Office, Trustee Programs 106 56.6% 6 $17,967.35
State Office of Administrative Hearings 106 62.3% 8 $15,568.19

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