Highest-paying jobs in Beaumont

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Beaumont

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Beaumont, the annual mean wage is $50,750 or 12.9% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $232,540. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Speech-language pathologists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $88,810
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,820
- Employment: 147,470
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,260)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,120)
--- Salinas, CA ($107,160)
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#49. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $89,290
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 426,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($154,880)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,290)
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($121,180)
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#48. Industrial engineering technologists and technicians

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $90,460
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,230
- Employment: 62,030
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS ($94,360)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($90,460)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($86,020)
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#47. Computer programmers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $92,110
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,650
- Employment: 152,610
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)
--- Dalton, GA ($123,500)
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#46. Logisticians

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $92,850
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)

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#45. Commercial pilots

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $94,080
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#44. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $94,100
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)
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#43. Civil engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $94,720
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,490
- Employment: 304,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)
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#42. General and operations managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $95,040
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)
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#41. Project management specialists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $95,290
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)

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#40. Software developers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $97,400
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#39. Occupational therapists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $97,450
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)
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#38. Chemists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $100,330
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,130
- Employment: 80,600
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,290)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($115,790)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($108,330)
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#37. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $101,590
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#36. Electrical engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $102,290
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)

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#34 (tie). Physical therapists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $102,850
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,920
- Employment: 225,350
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,370)
--- Midland, TX ($116,880)
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#34 (tie). Management analysts

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $102,850
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#33. Construction managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $102,990
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,210
- Employment: 284,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
--- Napa, CA ($145,430)
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#32. Materials engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $103,060
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,950
- Employment: 21,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($135,680)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,720)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,400)
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#31. Financial and investment analysts

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $103,450
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)

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#30. Computer systems analysts

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $104,950
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)
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#29. Medical and health services managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $105,230
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#28. Administrative services managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $105,690
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#27. Education administrators, postsecondary

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $106,100
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,260
- Employment: 155,990
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Corvallis, OR ($178,570)
--- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($165,940)
--- Syracuse, NY ($164,660)
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#26. Industrial engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $107,180
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)

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#25. Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $109,080
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,700
- Employment: 22,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($127,700)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,690)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($122,770)
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#24. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $109,700
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,330
- Employment: 33,490
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,420)
--- Anchorage, AK ($118,620)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($110,750)
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#23. Purchasing managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $111,020
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#22. Computer network architects

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $112,750
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#21. Mechanical engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $113,610
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)

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#20. Nurse practitioners

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $114,500
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,040
- Employment: 234,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($197,870)
--- Napa, CA ($184,700)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($180,380)
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#19. Marketing managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $115,600
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#18. Sales managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $116,380
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#17. Pharmacists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $117,240
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)
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#15 (tie). Petroleum engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $123,440
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,720
- Employment: 22,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,700)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($175,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($169,650)

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#15 (tie). Human resources managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $123,440
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#14. Environmental engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,050
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)
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#13. Facilities managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,080
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)
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#12. Personal financial advisors

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $125,400
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#11. Veterinarians

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $126,470
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)

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#10. Computer and information systems managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $131,650
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)
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#9. Lawyers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $134,450
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#8. Industrial production managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $135,550
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)
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#7. Financial managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $135,800
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)
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#6. Physician assistants

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $137,600
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)

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#5. Chemical engineers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $140,190
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 24,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)
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#4. Dentists, general

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $149,510
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#3. Optometrists

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $154,070
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)
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#2. Architectural and engineering managers

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $166,510
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#1. Chief executives

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Annual mean salary: $232,540
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)

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