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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations160260$47,900$23.03100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations23250$35,210$16.9314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations15600$38,920$18.719.9
4Production Occupations15240$61,070$29.365.7
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations14810$21,680$10.438.55
6Construction and Extraction Occupations13200$47,670$22.924.45
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10220$70,140$33.725.8
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations9680$37,440$186.55
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations9260$41,720$20.066.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9020$50,120$24.13.8
11Management Occupations5600$114,200$54.96.15
12Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food5500$19,150$9.212.3
13Retail Salespersons5410$27,500$13.222.85
14Personal Care and Service Occupations5370$21,440$10.314.3
15Protective Service Occupations5040$47,260$22.722.2
16Business and Financial Operations Occupations4850$74,710$35.925.25
17Office Clerks, General4850$34,470$16.571.9
18Architecture and Engineering Occupations4650$98,620$47.421.7
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations4160$23,170$11.143.65
20Cashiers3520$20,680$9.942.2
21Registered Nurses3330$70,600$33.941.95
22Healthcare Support Occupations3240$29,240$14.063
23Personal Care Aides3110$18,690$8.981.5
24Construction Laborers2700$33,630$16.170.8
25Waiters and Waitresses2410$20,820$10.011.7
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2370$32,630$15.691.5
27Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2190$39,630$19.050.9
28Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers2180$82,740$39.780
29General and Operations Managers2030$122,780$59.031.5
30Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1980$57,870$27.820.3
31Customer Service Representatives1910$26,620$12.81.75
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1850$26,790$12.881.3
33Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1840$32,900$15.821.7
34Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1750$75,010$36.060.8
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1700$43,810$21.061.2
36First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1680$68,140$32.760.4
37Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1650$68,420$32.90.9
38Community and Social Service Occupations1620$44,950$21.611.65
39Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1620$23,940$11.511.55
40Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders1590$77,900$37.450
41Correctional Officers and Jailers1590$45,520$21.880.25
42First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1590$99,110$47.650.4
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1550$18,990$9.130.9
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1500$52,890$25.431
45Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1490$41,150$19.780.5
46Computer and Mathematical Occupations1480$71,460$34.362.9
47Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1470$42,590$20.471.05
48Medical Secretaries1450$29,600$14.230.4
49First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1270$54,960$26.430.95
50Security Guards1210$29,240$14.060.7
51Electricians1190$54,030$25.980.4
52Nursing Assistants1190$25,670$12.341
53Cooks, Restaurant1160$22,720$10.920.8
54Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1110$46,050$22.141.8
55Substitute Teachers1080$21,770$10.470
56Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators1070$49,420$23.760.2
57Carpenters1010$47,370$22.770.7
58First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1010$37,770$18.160.6
59Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters990$57,510$27.650.3
60Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers970$64,240$30.880.4
61Industrial Machinery Mechanics950$67,710$32.560.2
62Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers940$33,240$15.980.6
63First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers930$77,470$37.250.3
64Legal Occupations910$91,800$44.130.8
65Accountants and Auditors900$78,210$37.60.9
66Sales Representatives, Services, All Other900$54,350$26.130.6
67Helpers--Production Workers830$32,570$15.660.3
68Business Operations Specialists, All Other820$84,500$40.630.7
69Tellers810$28,100$13.510.3
70Bus Drivers, School or Special Client800$25,440$12.230.3
71Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers800$55,540$26.70.3
72Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics770$44,840$21.560.5
73Cooks, Fast Food750$18,520$8.90.3
74Driver/Sales Workers700$24,890$11.970.3
75Chemical Technicians690$70,080$33.690
76Pharmacy Technicians690$34,230$16.460.3
77Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers680$26,100$12.550.8
78Machinists670$57,730$27.750.25
79Childcare Workers660$20,040$9.630.8
80Counter and Rental Clerks640$32,070$15.420.3
81Receptionists and Information Clerks640$24,830$11.940.7
82Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks640$35,430$17.040.4
83Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators620$35,580$17.10.35
84Billing and Posting Clerks570$35,190$16.920.3
85Food Preparation Workers570$21,550$10.360.6
86Medical Assistants560$30,740$14.780.45
87Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks550$56,370$27.10.2
88Food Servers, Nonrestaurant520$17,610$8.460.2
89Construction Managers510$114,970$55.280.3
90Firefighters490$58,920$28.330.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors480$63,420$30.490
92Mechanical Engineers480$106,900$51.390.2
93Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics470$40,460$19.450.2
94Lawyers470$127,640$61.370.5
95Painters, Construction and Maintenance470$36,710$17.650.2
96Human Resources Specialists460$64,770$31.140.35
97Chemical Engineers450$154,870$74.460
98Civil Engineers450$102,830$49.440.2
99Computer User Support Specialists440$46,760$22.480.4
100Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists430$42,360$20.360.2
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Jobs More Common Near Beaumont Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,900160,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,21023,250
Sales and Related Occupations$38,92015,600
Production Occupations$61,07015,240
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,68014,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,67013,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,14010,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,4409,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,7209,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,1209,020
Management Occupations$114,2005,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1505,500
Retail Salespersons$27,5005,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,4405,370
Protective Service Occupations$47,2605,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,7104,850
Office Clerks, General$34,4704,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$98,6204,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,1704,160
Cashiers$20,6803,520
Registered Nurses$70,6003,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2403,240
Personal Care Aides$18,6903,110
Construction Laborers$33,6302,700
Waiters and Waitresses$20,8202,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,6302,370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,6302,190
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers$82,7402,180
General and Operations Managers$122,7802,030
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$57,8701,980
Customer Service Representatives$26,6201,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,7901,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,9001,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$75,0101,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,8101,700
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$68,1401,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,4201,650
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,9501,620
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,9401,620
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders$77,9001,590
Correctional Officers and Jailers$45,5201,590
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$99,1101,590
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$18,9901,550
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$52,8901,500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,1501,490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,4601,480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5901,470
Medical Secretaries$29,6001,450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,9601,270
Security Guards$29,2401,210

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,900160,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,21023,250
Sales and Related Occupations$38,92015,600
Production Occupations$61,07015,240
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,67013,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,14010,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,4409,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,7209,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,1209,020
Management Occupations$114,2005,600
Retail Salespersons$27,5005,410
Protective Service Occupations$47,2605,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,7104,850
Office Clerks, General$34,4704,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$98,6204,650
Registered Nurses$70,6003,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2403,240
Construction Laborers$33,6302,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,6302,370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,6302,190
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers$82,7402,180
General and Operations Managers$122,7802,030
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$57,8701,980
Customer Service Representatives$26,6201,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,7901,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,9001,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$75,0101,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,8101,700
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$68,1401,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,4201,650
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,9501,620
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders$77,9001,590
Correctional Officers and Jailers$45,5201,590
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$99,1101,590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$52,8901,500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,1501,490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,4601,480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5901,470
Medical Secretaries$29,6001,450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,9601,270
Security Guards$29,2401,210
Electricians$54,0301,190
Nursing Assistants$25,6701,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,0501,110
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$49,4201,070
Carpenters$47,3701,010
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,7701,010
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$57,510990
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$64,240970
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$67,710950

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