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Beaumont Employment

Employment and Industries in the Beaumont, Texas Area

Beaumont is part of the "Golden Triangle" petrochemical and industrial complex. The petrochemical industry is Beaumont's primary economic sector. Rice processing and shipbuilding are significant economic elements for the region. In addition, federal, state and local prisons provide a large number of jobs.

Beaumont's leading job providing segments are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, chemicals, professional, scientific and technical services; and the government. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 29% of the labor force. Approximately 21% of the labor force is employed in sales and office occupations.

Beaumont's major employers:

  • Cai, LP
  • Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Baptists Hospitals of Southeast Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital
  • Beaumont Independent School District
  • City of Beaumont
  • Lamar University
  • Jefferson County
  • ENGlobal Corporation
  • Walmart
  • West Corp
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Brock Specialty Services, LTD
  • Federal Prison Industries
  • Ohmstede LTD
  • Helena Laboratories Corporation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • United States Postal Service

Some of the most popular jobs in Beaumont where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, pharmacists and computer systems analysts.

Details about Beaumont, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.5 (U.S. average: 100). Average earnings in 2009: $30,000. Adult population that has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.

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Those interested in local business and industry activities may want to read the Beaumont Enterprise.

Jobs in Beaumont

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 162390 $47030 $22.61 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23740 $34690 $16.68 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 17190 $39010 $18.75 10.15
4 Production Occupations 15750 $58000 $27.89 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 14830 $21160 $10.17 8.3
6 Construction and Extraction Occupations 12130 $45570 $21.91 4.4
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10430 $38540 $18.53 6.45
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10070 $70270 $33.78 5.75
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9000 $41240 $19.83 6.15
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8510 $50110 $24.09 3.8
11 Retail Salespersons 6280 $28960 $13.92 3.1
12 Management Occupations 6260 $109330 $52.56 6.05
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5780 $20010 $9.62 4.1
14 Office Clerks, General 5340 $33200 $15.96 2
15 Protective Service Occupations 4920 $47120 $22.65 2.25
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4910 $74220 $35.68 5.05
17 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4690 $97950 $47.09 1.65
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4360 $18900 $9.09 2.15
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4110 $22590 $10.86 3.7
20 Cashiers 3810 $20210 $9.72 2.25
21 Personal Care Aides 3780 $17770 $8.54 1.3
22 Registered Nurses 3330 $67020 $32.22 1.9
23 Healthcare Support Occupations 3230 $27320 $13.13 3.05
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2500 $31050 $14.93 1.6
25 Waiters and Waitresses 2400 $19380 $9.32 1.6
26 General and Operations Managers 2400 $121500 $58.42 1.4
27 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2370 $41530 $19.97 0.9
28 Construction Laborers 2220 $31900 $15.34 0.8
29 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 2080 $81650 $39.25 0
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2070 $31120 $14.96 1.6
31 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1970 $42730 $20.54 1.2
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1910 $25820 $12.42 1.2
33 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1760 $58720 $28.23 0.3
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1720 $52500 $25.24 1
35 Customer Service Representatives 1690 $27900 $13.41 1.75
36 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1660 $23010 $11.06 1.6
37 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1650 $41280 $19.85 0.5
38 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1650 $69330 $33.33 0.9
39 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1640 $75250 $36.18 0
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1630 $41310 $19.86 1.1
41 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1590 $45070 $21.67 0.3
42 Community and Social Service Occupations 1580 $42860 $20.6 1.65
43 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1570 $93520 $44.96 0.4
44 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1510 $65590 $31.53 0.4
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1420 $65610 $31.54 1
46 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1380 $66020 $31.74 2.8
47 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1370 $17840 $8.58 1
48 Medical Secretaries 1290 $30110 $14.47 0.4
49 Nursing Assistants 1280 $23130 $11.12 1.05
50 Electricians 1270 $53160 $25.56 0.4
51 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1230 $56320 $27.08 1
52 Substitute Teachers 1210 $20630 $9.92 0
53 Cooks, Restaurant 1150 $22040 $10.59 0.75
54 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1130 $38530 $18.52 0.6
55 Security Guards 1100 $31450 $15.12 0.7
56 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1090 $52610 $25.29 1.7
57 Accountants and Auditors 1080 $80920 $38.9 0.9
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1060 $51780 $24.89 0.6
59 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1040 $30600 $14.71 0.6
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 950 $62570 $30.08 0.45
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 900 $47310 $22.74 0.5
62 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 890 $47000 $22.6 0.2
63 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 880 $55530 $26.7 0.3
64 Legal Occupations 870 $90140 $43.34 0.8
65 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 850 $25620 $12.32 0.3
66 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 850 $78050 $37.52 0.3
67 Cooks, Fast Food 840 $18550 $8.92 0.3
68 Helpers--Production Workers 810 $31870 $15.32 0.3
69 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 810 $62130 $29.87 0.2
70 Construction Managers 780 $99930 $48.05 0.2
71 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 780 $25390 $12.21 0.8
72 Carpenters 780 $45740 $21.99 0.6
73 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 750 $34120 $16.41 0.35
74 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $24330 $11.7 0.7
75 Tellers 730 $26840 $12.9 0.3
76 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 720 $52130 $25.06 0.3
77 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 710 $20130 $9.68 0.3
78 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 680 $81740 $39.3 0.7
79 Pharmacy Technicians 660 $32060 $15.42 0.25
80 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 650 $36890 $17.73 0.2
81 Counter and Rental Clerks 640 $29850 $14.35 0.3
82 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $33870 $16.28 0.4
83 Childcare Workers 630 $18360 $8.83 0.8
84 Medical Assistants 620 $28440 $13.67 0.45
85 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 590 $18040 $8.67 0.3
86 Chemical Plant and System Operators 580 $82190 $39.51 0
87 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 580 $53630 $25.79 0.2
88 Food Preparation Workers 570 $19760 $9.5 0.6
89 Chemical Engineers 570 $144980 $69.7 0
90 Machinists 560 $56960 $27.38 0.3
91 Civil Engineers 550 $108850 $52.33 0.2
92 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 540 $17790 $8.55 0.25
93 Billing and Posting Clerks 500 $36140 $17.38 0.35
94 Chemical Technicians 500 $66110 $31.78 0
95 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 490 $18890 $9.08 0
96 Computer User Support Specialists 490 $46370 $22.29 0.4
97 Lawyers 480 $116530 $56.02 0.5
98 Human Resources Specialists 480 $59740 $28.72 0.3
99 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 460 $21650 $10.41 0.3
100 Team Assemblers 460 $29820 $14.33 0.75
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Jobs More Common Near Beaumont Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,030 162,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,690 23,740
Sales and Related Occupations 39,010 17,190
Production Occupations 58,000 15,750
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,160 14,830
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,570 12,130
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,540 10,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,270 10,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,240 9,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,110 8,510
Retail Salespersons 28,960 6,280
Management Occupations 109,330 6,260
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,010 5,780
Office Clerks, General 33,200 5,340
Protective Service Occupations 47,120 4,920
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,220 4,910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 97,950 4,690
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,900 4,360
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,590 4,110
Cashiers 20,210 3,810
Personal Care Aides 17,770 3,780
Registered Nurses 67,020 3,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 3,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,050 2,500
Waiters and Waitresses 19,380 2,400
General and Operations Managers 121,500 2,400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,530 2,370
Construction Laborers 31,900 2,220
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 81,650 2,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,120 2,070
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,730 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,820 1,910
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 58,720 1,760
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 52,500 1,720
Customer Service Representatives 27,900 1,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,010 1,660
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,280 1,650
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 69,330 1,650
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 75,250 1,640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,310 1,630
Correctional Officers and Jailers 45,070 1,590
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,860 1,580
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 93,520 1,570
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 65,590 1,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,610 1,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,020 1,380
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,840 1,370
Medical Secretaries 30,110 1,290
Nursing Assistants 23,130 1,280
Electricians 53,160 1,270

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Beaumont, Texas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,030 162,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,690 23,740
Sales and Related Occupations 39,010 17,190
Production Occupations 58,000 15,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,570 12,130
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,540 10,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,270 10,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,240 9,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,110 8,510
Retail Salespersons 28,960 6,280
Management Occupations 109,330 6,260
Office Clerks, General 33,200 5,340
Protective Service Occupations 47,120 4,920
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,220 4,910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 97,950 4,690
Registered Nurses 67,020 3,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 3,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,050 2,500
General and Operations Managers 121,500 2,400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,530 2,370
Construction Laborers 31,900 2,220
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 81,650 2,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,120 2,070
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,730 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,820 1,910
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 58,720 1,760
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 52,500 1,720
Customer Service Representatives 27,900 1,690
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,280 1,650
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 69,330 1,650
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 75,250 1,640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,310 1,630
Correctional Officers and Jailers 45,070 1,590
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,860 1,580
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 93,520 1,570
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 65,590 1,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,610 1,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,020 1,380
Medical Secretaries 30,110 1,290
Electricians 53,160 1,270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,320 1,230
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,530 1,130
Security Guards 31,450 1,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,610 1,090
Accountants and Auditors 80,920 1,080
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,780 1,060
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,600 1,040
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 62,570 950
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 47,310 900
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 47,000 890

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