What kind of jobs are there in Beaumont, TX?

Texas is synonymous with oil and gas production, and the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area is where much of it happens.

While the region has suffered from an above-average unemployment rate, proposed billion-dollar expansions in the petrochemical industry promise thousands of jobs for skilled labor and white-collar workers alike. In 2016, corporate giant ExxonMobil announced a $450 million expansion to its Beaumont refinery. In 2015, Total Petrochemicals proposed building a $1.7 billion plant in Port Arthur, with plans to be active in 2020. Nearby Lake Charles, Louisiana, is also in the midst of an economic boom, with more than $100 billion planned for growing and expanding businesses in the region, particularly in the petrochemical and liquefied natural gas markets.

Many Golden Triangle workers who are not fueling the world's needs for oil and gas can be found in mining, utilities and construction at companies such as Phillips 66, Air Liquide, Entergy and Mason Construction. Health care and education are other top industries in Beaumont, with major employers including Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Independent School District and Lamar University.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 5.2 /10

How we calculate this.

Beaumont has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

2.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.