Austria is a small German-speaking country, located in the center of Europe, which borders with eight states – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany. Favourable geographical location allows increasing trade relations with developed countries of the European Union, strengthening local economy and labor market.


Austria has a population of just under 9 million people. This is one of the richest countries in Europe, an excellent place to live and work. Today, thousands of foreigners visit the most beautiful Austrian cities, not only as tourists, but also in the hope of finding a highly paid job. Let's find out what professions are in demand in Austria in 2024.

Labour market in Austria

Austria's real labor force exceeds 3.8 million people. The number of unemployed in the country is just under 330 thousand. Only officially in the Austrian labor market employs over 650 thousand foreigners, more than half of whom are citizens of the European Union and Switzerland. Unemployment in the country is about 6–7%. One of the main advantages of doing business in Austria is the availability of highly qualified and motivated staff.

Official employment in Austria for applicants from third countries provides a number of prerequisites. In particular, it is necessary to find a vacancy in advance and obtain a work permit. Especially for foreign workers, there are such work permits in the country as The Red-White-Red Card (for scarce and qualified personnel) and The Jobseeker Visa (temporary visa for 6 months).

At the state level, there is no official minimum wage in Austria. But considering the different sectors of the economy, Austrian workers rarely receive less than 1,500 euros per month. The average salary in Austria in 2024 is 3,400 euros per month before taxes and 2,300 euros after all deductions. Working in Vienna can provide income from 4,000-5,000 euros or more per month. The rate of income tax varies from 0 to 55%.

The most demanded professions in Austria

The most demanded professions in Austria in 2024 are experienced engineers and construction workers, registered nurses and certified social workers to care for elderly and sick people.

Among labor migrants from third countries unskilled labor is popular in Austria – housekeepers, nannies, nurses, maids, waitresses and saleswomen.


1 Doctor
2 Engineer (different directions)
3 Nurse
4 English teacher
5 Programmer
6 Seasonal workers in tourism and agriculture
7 Social worker
8 Builder (carpenter, roofer)
9 Financier
10 Energy engineer

Note. The information is based on data from Austrian government agencies and international recruitment agencies.

In conclusion, we note that Austria is a very safest and beautiful country with a high standard of living, excellent infrastructure and quality medicine. According to many reputable publications, including Mercer and Monocle, the Austrian capital Vienna is the best city to live in the world.


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