How To Earn Higher Pay as Economy Slows in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas… including paychecks, if you use Instawork

Houston workers can now take advantage of the platform to find flexible, hourly shifts and earn more than double the local minimum wage. 

In the city, the average hourly pay rate on the Instawork platform is $14.80, while the state’s minimum wage of $7.25 has remained the same since 2008. 

Visit or download the app to learn more.

Seek stability on your terms

More than 85,000 hourly workers in Houston have downloaded the Instawork app and are already taking advantage of the opportunities it provides, creating their own schedules and staffing more than 300 business locations across the metro area. 

Making more money is more crucial than ever as the pressures of inflation continue, but the benefits of Instawork extend beyond take home pay. 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said last week that the Lone Star State’s economy is slowing down and a recession is possible, adding a lot of uncertainty to people’s minds. Instawork, however, provides consistent, reliable economic opportunity, whether you’re using it for your primary source of income or as a side hustle to cushion your bank account. 

Get to earning in 24 hours

Hourly workers who are ready to become an Instawork Pro can easily download the app, create a profile, find a shift that matches their skills and interests, and start working in as little as 24 hours. 

Pros can find shifts in the hospitality, retail, and warehouse/logistics. The most common roles in Houston include general labor, warehouse associates, event servers, and line cooks. 

Hourly professionals using Instawork experience: 

  • Work flexibility: build schedules around personal lives and income goals
  • Financial stability - view shift earnings before you work
  • Unlimited income potential: work as little or as much as you want
  • Get paid quickly: ability to get paid the same day with Instapay
  • Unique and exciting work opportunities




Businesses are matched with skilled Pros

High quality, reliable Instawork Pros are matched with businesses, Instawork Partners, to fill available shifts and deliver valuable services. 

The Instawork platform uses over 30 data points to best match Pros with businesses that need their skills and experience. We also encourage both hourly workers and businesses to rate each other on a five-star scale after each shift to help match future shifts with those who are best qualified. 

Businesses that rely on Instawork Pros range from nationally-recognized hotels and restaurant groups to some of the city’s favorite local hot spots. Instawork is also proud to staff over half of the baseball and football stadiums across the country, including in Houston.  

Businesses using Instawork experience:

  • Quick access to qualified workers in their community
  • Improved operational efficiency with quality and reliable staffing
  • Increased customer loyalty due happier staff and better experiences
  • Time saved on administrative tasks, returning focus to other top priorities

If you’re interested in learning how Instawork can help staff your business, complete the form below. Hourly workers looking to build a flexible work schedule can visit or download the app to learn more.