The list, compiled by Austin-basedSparefoot, was based on several factors, including job availability, median salary, median home price, median annual rent, percentage share of job listings, salary as a percentage of home prices, and rent as a percentage of salary.
Houston has the highest number of engineering job listings among the top 10 cities, at 14 percent. The average annual salary for engineers working in Houston is $102,000 (No. 6), whereas engineers in San Jose (No. 7 on the list) have an average salary of $128,000, the highest on the list. Houston also has the lowest median home price — $141,400 — and median annual rent — $10,728 — of any of the cities.
Apparently Texas is known for being quite affordable, as Dallas has the second lowest median home price, at $150,000, and Austin features the fourth lowest, at $192,000. However, salaries in Dallas and Austin pale in comparison. The median annual salary for engineers in Dallas is $92,000, the third lowest on the list, and Austin's ($85,000) is the lowest on the list.
Among the major employers in Austin, Sparefoot touts 3M, Apple Inc., Google, Dell, Cisco Systems, Cirrus Logic, National Instruments, Silicon Laboratories, and Facebook.
Outside of the Lone Star State, the top cities for engineers are Atlanta (No. 1), Chicago (No. 3), New York City (No. 4), and San Francisco (No. 5).
Trust eXp Realty and our team of real estate agents to help you find homes for sale or to sell your current home. We recognize the level of service that the mobile consumer demands. You have information. You have dreams. We possess experience, integrity, and innovation. Together we create leverage to make your dreams a reality.
It’s that time of year again! If you purchased a primary resid
"My family and I recently moved out of Austin and Jason Palos was our realtor who helped us sell our Austin home. Initially, we got in touch with him to help us put the home on lease and manage it while we are away. Soon, we decided to sell it instead of leasing it out and Jason made the whole process absolutely seamless. He prepared the home for sale and had open house over the weekends. He promptly updated me on how the response was during the open house and thereafter. Not being locally in Austin, I was kind of concerned how things would work. Jason made it very easy. He was always responsive to phone calls and emails and would take the time to explain things in detail so that I understood what was happening. We were able to enter into a contract within 2 weeks of putting the home on sale.
During our move, I accidentally packed some of the critical documents like the survey that ended up in storage, where I didn’t have any access. Jason was kind enough to contact the title company that I used when I bought the home to arrange for a copy of the survey to keep the process going. He did a fantastic job of constantly updating where we are in the contract and what to expect next. There were no surprises at any point!
In a nutshell – Jason is very easy to work with – responsive and detailed. He will be the go to person if we ever decide to buy/sell a home in Austin. I would gladly refer him to my friends and family as well.""