Published on 4/19/21
Houston Manufacturing Overview
- In ’19, manufacturing accounted for $86.0 billion, or 16.8 percent, of the Houston MSA’s gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
- Manufacturing employment in the Houston MSA averaged 223,707 in ’20 with an average wage of $88,575. Fabricated metals product manufacturing accounted for 22.2 percent of total manufacturing employment; machinery manufacturing, 20.1 percent; and chemical manufacturing, 17.8 percent.
- Between ’15 and ’20, manufacturing employment in the Houston region declined by 8.6 percent from 244,805 workers to 223,707.
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research