The Greater Houston Area Workforce
Thriving, successful businesses need great employees. Sugar Land has a wealth of diverse and highly educated people. In recent years the greater Houston workforce has seen growth in medical, technology, manufacturing, engineering, financial, and other sectors.
Sugar Land’s access to a highly skilled workforce provides the city with a strong competitive advantage.
Nearly 60% of residents aged 25 and older hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and local employers also have access to more than a half million college graduates within a 30-minute drive of Sugar Land.
The city’s labor force is especially rich in Architecture & Engineering Healthcare, Management, and Life, Physical & Social Science talent. Sugar Land also has a strong track record in attracting outside talent. Between 2015 and mid-2020, employment growth in Sugar Land rose by more than 14%. On a percentage basis, Sugar Land’s employment growth rate was twice the national average and more than three times the regional average.
Sugar Land Workforce Demographics
Much of the workforce in Sugar Land has specialized skills and/or college and professional degrees. This translates into an average salary of at $57,094 per year, which is above the national average.
Expected growth rates for occupations vary based on required education and training. All employment in the City of Sugar Land, TX is projected to grow 1.9% annually over the next ten years.
Employment Forecast by Industry
We have several stand-out sectors when it comes to our workforce and job industries, including a rapid growth rate in the healthcare field. See below for a list of our top nine largest industry clusters.
*Net new jobs from 2009-2019 (Pre-Pandemic)
Source: EMSI, US Census Bureau