How to Hire in Austin: ATX Hiring Trends | Indeed

Businesses hiring in Austin that are ready to post a help wanted ad will find that the area is among the best for operating a business. Additionally, Austin ranks as one of the top places to live, which can help attract valuable talent looking for a new opportunity.

Understanding the market and local competition before posting a help wanted in Austin ad is key to maximizing the impact of your job posting. Use this information to gain valuable insight into trends that can impact your search for candidates, including popular job titles, employers and job seeker searches.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights* to help you promote your next help wanted ad in Austin:

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021

As of April 2021, jobs in Austin, TX are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Austin*

995,967

Job seekers that clicked Austin job postings

64,032

jobs that received clicks by job seekers

16

average number of job seekers per job posting


Who else is hiring in Austin?

Below are the most popular employers in the Austin metro based on job clicks in June 2020 on Indeed.com.

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. HEB 1.18%
  2. Texas Health and Human Services Commission 1.17%
  3. The University of Texas at Austin 0.94%
  4. City of Austin 0.81%
  5. Indeed 0.66%
  6. Apple 0.58%
  7. Amazon.com 0.55%
  8. Department of State Health Services 0.48%
  9. eBay 0.42%
  10. Department of Veterans Affairs 0.41%

Austin (known as Silicon Hills) is a growing tech hub, so it’s not surprising to see established tech names like Apple and eBay on the list. But as the capital city of Texas, Austin also provides plenty of city and state government jobs, as seen in the top 10 where multiple employers fall into the government category. HEB makes the list as a Texas supermarket staple, while the Longhorns make waves in the job market with UT Austin as a popular employer.


Job seeker search activity in Austin

There are 466K resumes from job seekers available in Austin on Indeed that you can source talent for your open positions from. Learn more about what to look for in a resume.

There are 996K job seekers who have clicked on jobs leading to 16 job seekers per job on average.

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

  1. Administrative Assistant 0.67%
  2. Marketing 0.51%
  3. Human Resources 0.51%
  4. Customer Service 0.45%
  5. Receptionist 0.45%
  6. Remote work from home 0.44%
  7. Warehouse 0.44%
  8. Accounting 0.38%
  9. Software Engineer 0.36%
  10. Hiring immediately 0.35%

In June 2020, job seekers searched and clicked most often on Administrative Assistant job postings, which makes sense as many of the most popular employers in the Austin metro rely on these workers to support business operations. Marketing and Human Resources take the second and third spots respectively, which could include a variety of roles, such as Marketing Analyst, Marketing Manager, HR Coordinator or HR Director.


Austin salaries

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary in Austin, TX ranges from approximately $11.20 per hour for a Cashier to $49.69 per hour for a Software Engineer. According to Payscale, Austin’s cost of living is 3% lower than the U.S. average.

Before posting your job, visit Indeed Salaries to check how you compare to reported salaries from other employers and job seekers.


Where are the candidates for Austin jobs?

Consider expanding your search beyond just Austin. While the majority of Austin job seekers report Austin as their location, you can expand your search to include nearby Round Rock, Pflugerville and others.

Below are the top 10 listed locations for resumes in the Austin area:

  1. Austin, TX 67.37%
  2. Round Rock, TX 8.86%
  3. Pflugerville, TX 4.76%
  4. Cedar Park, TX 3.77%
  5. Leander, TX 3.11%
  6. Kyle, TX 2.92%
  7. Hutto, TX 1.81%
  8. Buda, TX 1.57%
  9. Manor, TX 1.08%
  10. Elgin, TX 0.88%

Indeed requires location information for job postings and is one of the first pieces of information that is needed to list a job.

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Recruit from Austin universities, colleges and trade schools

Career fairs and school-specific websites can be a great source of talent, whether you’re hiring for internships or full-time roles. Consider sourcing from the following schools or using them in resume search terms.

Austin Universities and colleges

Think of Austin and there’s a good chance The University of Texas at Austin comes to mind — not only is it widely known for the Texas Longhorn football program, but the university has a total of 48 top 10 graduate programs and specialties, including the Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business. Other Austin schools are graduating students across specialities. For example, Austin Community College offers more than 100 programs in 10 areas of study, from culinary arts to automotive technology to health sciences.

  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Concordia University
  • Austin Community College
  • The College of Healthcare Professions

Austin Trade schools

  • Austin Career Institute
  • Southern Careers Institute
  • Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Hiring and other resources for Austin businesses

City of Austin: The official website for Austin with key information on how to start and run a business in the city. Learn about Austin’s utility services, city codes and permits, funding and more. Visit the City of Austin.

Austin Chamber of Commerce: A non-profit organization that offers a broad range of programs to help companies create and grow their presence in the Austin area, covering information like real estate and incentive opportunities. Visit the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Austin Human Resource Management Association: Serving human resources professionals, offers a number of resources and meetups, or gives you the option to become a member for benefits like legal updates, mentorship opportunities and more. Visit AHRMA.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area: Provides services that can help your company offer the right employee training, navigate layoffs, understand business taxes and beyond. Visit Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

Texas Economic Development: Offers information on how to launch and grow your small business, including insight into business climate, incentives for companies and local events. Visit Texas Economic Development.


Find Austin talent: best practices for creating a help wanted ad

A number of factors contribute to Austin’s moderately competitive job market, including steady population growth. Taking the time to understand the market will help reach and attract a qualified talent pool.

Ready to create and distribute a help wanted ad in Austin? Check out our guide on how to write a help wanted ad or get started by posting your job on Indeed.

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