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Hartford Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hartford, Connecticut Area

Hartford is home to the headquarters of major insurance companies and is known as the "Insurance capital of the world." However, some of the insurance companies have moved out or moved a portion of their operations to cities located in the Hartford region and other locations. Finance is also a major component of the economy. The government is a significant economic factor due to the state capital building, the legislature and the supreme court being situated in Hartford.

Hartford is home to facilities of many high-tech manufacturing companies, including numerous Fortune 500 corporations and multi-national organizations. Numerous goods are manufactured in Hartford including computers, precision instruments, biomedical devices and electrical equipment. Hartford is also a prominent telecommunications and data processing center. In addition, Aerospace and information technology are notable elements of the economy.

The list shown below includes the major employment sectors in Hartford:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Education and health services
  • Financial
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality

The Metro Hartford Alliance's goal is to bring a diversity of talent to Hartford, especially talented young professionals and college graduates. Another organization, the Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs assist young professionals to become engaged in community life and provide professional and social opportunities. They also offer career development programs. The objective of the organization is to position the Hartford region as a quality area for entrepreneurs and young professionals to reside.

The Senior Human Resource Task Force is comprised of representatives of numerous regional corporations. The primary goal of the task force is to recruit, attract and retain professionals. Also, the Corporate Intern Committee meets each year to discuss issues related to summer intern programs. In addition, the Internhere.com website connects local college students with internship opportunities located in the Hartford region.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Hartford region:

  • State of Connecticut
  • United Technologies Corp
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Aetna Inc
  • The Travelers Cos Inc
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Bank of America
  • John Dempsey Hospital
  • Northeast Utilities
  • University of Connecticut
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • CIGNA Corp
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • ESPN
  • Cianbro Corp
  • United Health Group
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • ING Group
  • Eastern CT Health Network
  • Met Life Inc
  • Kaman Corporation
  • AT&T
  • Stanley Works
  • Lydall Inc
  • UPS
  • Hartford Courant
  • University of Hartford
  • Alstom Power Systems

Notable information about Hartford: The Hartford metropolitan area has been highly ranked regarding per capita for economic activity and labor productivity. In 2008 the cost of living index was near the nation's average. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 12% have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $27,000.

Business organizations providing assistance to Hartford companies include:

The Hartford Business Journal Online offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Hartford.

Most Popular Jobs in Hartford, Connecticut Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 12,850 $71,970 $52,990 - 91,150 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 6,170 $65,620 $42,430 - 86,950 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 6,160 $71,270 $32,150 - 118,400 8% 51%
4 Accountants and auditors 6,140 $67,870 $41,670 - 100,330 18% 79%
5 Financial managers 5,440 $107,270 $54,870 - 13% 60%
6 Computer systems analysts 5,130 $83,540 $59,660 - 111,190 29% 68%
7 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,320 $66,850 $42,000 - 92,800 6% 96%
8 Computer software engineers, applications 4,120 $83,440 $58,210 - 112,250 45% 85%
9 Management analysts 3,960 $75,200 $45,690 - 107,400 22% 78%
10 Lawyers 3,570 $127,220 $67,960 - 11% 99%
11 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,290 $66,410 $42,350 - 90,290 11% 95%
12 Industrial engineers 2,640 $80,240 $56,750 - 108,850 20% 74%
13 Computer and information systems managers 2,630 $113,930 $72,450 - 165,340 16% 73%
14 Sales managers 2,620 $105,970 $51,480 - 10% 69%
15 Social and human service assistants 2,470 $41,060 $21,280 - 59,550 34% 58%
16 Insurance underwriters 2,370 $73,590 $41,450 - 118,320 6% 53%
17 Child, family, and school social workers 2,110 $60,230 $39,780 - 80,140 19% 77%
18 Computer programmers 2,040 $78,020 $49,780 - 113,700 -4% 73%
19 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,980 $79,540 $44,650 - 129,110 12% 51%
20 Financial analysts 1,850 $71,620 $45,710 - 103,800 34% 87%
21 Medical and health services managers 1,790 $100,030 $65,440 - 153,850 16% 57%
22 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,720 $73,210 $47,110 - 103,600 53% 57%
23 Chief executives 1,710 $175,220 $92,550 - 2% 65%
24 Marketing managers 1,610 $109,140 $50,370 - 14% 69%
25 Engineering managers 1,580 $110,000 $77,470 - 148,830 7% 84%
26 Civil engineers 1,540 $80,620 $54,680 - 111,960 18% 87%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 1,500 $66,820 $44,400 - 96,590 27% 50%
28 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,430 $80,790 $50,610 - 109,120 28% 85%
29 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,420 $67,870 $44,330 - 94,360 5% 58%
30 Public relations specialists 1,390 $64,490 $33,650 - 99,180 18% 81%
31 Mechanical engineers 1,380 $77,350 $57,050 - 104,490 4% 78%
32 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,380 $59,030 $30,150 - 100,540 9% 54%
33 Managers, all other 1,350 $95,410 $56,400 - 132,950 7% 55%
34 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 1,320 $52,030 $33,290 - 74,280 30% 77%
35 Personal financial advisors 1,210 $102,720 $43,430 - 41% 81%
36 Physical therapists 1,140 $79,860 $55,910 - 120,360 27% 89%
37 Training and development specialists 1,140 $59,150 $35,720 - 85,810 18% 56%
38 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,100 $60,020 $31,550 - 82,260 20% 87%
39 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,040 $51,480 $24,970 - 80,640 13% 73%
40 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,030 $105,940 $70,980 - 135,170 8% 78%
41 Pharmacists 1,020 $110,400 $69,900 - 154,980 22% 97%
42 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 950 $61,330 $32,530 - 96,180 18% 56%
43 Social and community service managers 890 $56,580 $35,110 - 86,540 25% 72%
44 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 870 $70,350 $46,250 - 98,230 17% 56%
45 Librarians 800 $59,850 $31,950 - 86,630 4% 85%
46 Market research analysts 770 $62,600 $40,160 - 94,180 20% 82%
47 Graphic designers 770 $46,430 $29,050 - 71,340 10% 55%
48 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 710 $126,910 $45,470 - 25% 67%
49 Budget analysts 700 $73,910 $55,660 - 98,710 7% 78%
50 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 700 $60,180 $44,800 - 76,460 12% 51%
51 Rehabilitation counselors 700 $43,820 $27,260 - 69,480 23% 73%
52 Sales engineers 690 $77,410 $48,280 - 108,380 9% 79%
53 Aerospace engineers 640 $82,130 $57,000 - 112,450 10% 87%
54 Purchasing managers 630 $89,800 $54,590 - 134,120 3% 57%
55 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 630 $64,480 $39,440 - 85,520 -5% 96%
56 Coaches and scouts 630 $34,340 $16,600 - 67,940 15% 60%
57 Special education teachers, secondary school 620 $68,770 $47,010 - 87,810 9% 87%
58 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 620 $67,140 $36,220 - 96,290 11% 58%
59 Education administrators, postsecondary 610 $128,980 $58,550 - 14% 78%
60 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 610 $67,360 $36,770 - 103,330 18% 56%
61 Financial specialists, all other 610 $64,610 $32,890 - 130,200 12% 50%
62 Human resources managers, all other 600 $104,780 $60,310 - 155,910 11% 58%
63 Electrical engineers 600 $84,210 $53,370 - 133,660 6% 81%
64 Occupational therapists 600 $79,120 $53,710 - 120,610 23% 90%
65 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 600 $78,810 $44,810 - 113,560 16% 99%
66 Medical and public health social workers 590 $56,130 $35,550 - 79,050 24% 77%
67 Actuaries 580 $94,550 $54,630 - 140,460 24% 99%
68 Database administrators 570 $77,230 $45,080 - 108,500 29% 72%
69 Materials engineers 550 $87,240 $63,800 - 112,330 4% 77%
70 Instructional coordinators 520 $82,850 $48,540 - 117,890 23% 79%
71 Special education teachers, middle school 500 $64,810 $44,780 - 83,120 16% 87%
72 Architects, except landscape and naval 490 $80,610 $43,440 - 128,700 18% 88%
73 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 490 $41,750 $27,370 - 63,920 34% 73%
74 Survey researchers 440 $60,540 $41,230 - 81,240 16% 82%
75 Physician assistants 430 $95,290 $73,950 - 123,760 27% 67%
76 Speech-language pathologists 430 $78,780 $51,550 - 118,820 11% 98%
77 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 430 $62,450 $38,580 - 83,000 25% 93%
78 Public relations managers 420 $109,090 $58,100 - 17% 75%
79 Self-enrichment education teachers 420 $52,370 $20,790 - 82,290 23% 54%
80 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 420 $48,450 $16,440 - 66,380 14% 54%
81 Mental health counselors 410 $40,140 $25,160 - 66,490 30% 73%
82 Detectives and criminal investigators 400 $69,780 $55,040 - 92,300 17% 54%
83 Dentists, general 370 $161,050 $35,720 - 9% 100%
84 Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 370 $0 $ - 12% 58%
85 Recreational therapists 360 $45,960 $26,970 - 74,570 4% 77%
86 Credit analysts 350 $65,020 $40,340 - 96,470 2% 60%
87 Surveyors 350 $53,460 $32,770 - 81,460 24% 82%
88 Advertising sales agents 350 $52,720 $22,390 - 95,280 20% 56%
89 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 350 $43,190 $23,480 - 69,600 24% 78%
90 Environmental engineers 340 $76,020 $46,030 - 104,010 25% 86%
91 Compensation and benefits managers 330 $81,540 $51,120 - 127,330 12% 58%
92 Engineers, all other 330 $75,130 $40,440 - 106,240 6% 82%
93 Computer specialists, all other 330 $68,190 $46,420 - 94,580 15% 68%
94 Advertising and promotions managers 310 $82,040 $55,570 - 136,140 6% 76%
95 Editors 310 $57,910 $32,220 - 91,120 2% 81%
96 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 290 $42,830 $28,620 - 61,510 15% 51%
97 Community and social service specialists, all other 280 $47,920 $29,370 - 77,430 25% 58%
98 Electronics engineers, except computer 270 $83,530 $56,610 - 107,940 4% 81%
99 Writers and authors 270 $63,250 $30,360 - 98,410 13% 84%
100 Sales and related workers, all other 270 $52,620 $28,670 - 83,620 14% 62%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 16,000 $27,080 $17,020 - 42,560 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 12,990 $20,780 $16,440 - 26,830 -3% 10%
3 General and operations managers 10,900 $108,660 $43,080 - 2% 48%
4 Office clerks, general 10,750 $31,240 $18,810 - 46,120 13% 19%
5 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 10,630 $26,880 $17,760 - 40,070 15% 4%
6 Customer service representatives 10,400 $36,480 $21,240 - 53,660 25% 22%
7 Waiters and waitresses 9,390 $21,230 $15,920 - 32,850 11% 14%
8 Teacher assistants 9,180 $27,900 $18,970 - 38,750 10% 18%
9 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 8,760 $45,600 $28,730 - 63,700 15% 18%
10 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 8,390 $36,620 $22,610 - 52,210 1% 18%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 8,340 $30,650 $23,730 - 39,550 18% 7%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 7,320 $39,630 $25,870 - 56,090 13% 16%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 7,190 $51,590 $33,690 - 74,890 6% 29%
14 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 6,860 $28,210 $18,660 - 38,730 2% 5%
15 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 5,770 $59,450 $39,270 - 82,690 9% 47%
16 Stock clerks and order fillers 5,740 $25,770 $17,430 - 39,160 -8% 8%
17 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 5,600 $19,910 $16,720 - 25,720 18% 5%
18 Home health aides 4,770 $30,710 $22,600 - 39,390 49% 7%
19 Receptionists and information clerks 4,670 $29,660 $20,330 - 40,240 17% 13%
20 Food preparation workers 4,630 $22,740 $17,550 - 29,760 15% 7%
21 Machinists 4,450 $41,720 $28,710 - 54,420 -3% 3%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 4,350 $41,920 $25,350 - 62,180 4% 25%
23 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 4,250 $41,080 $29,270 - 56,500 -1% 22%
24 Maintenance and repair workers, general 4,210 $41,220 $24,980 - 59,310 10% 6%
25 Security guards 4,110 $29,100 $19,880 - 41,810 17% 13%
26 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,970 $44,930 $32,850 - 61,080 10% 4%
27 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 3,880 $30,020 $19,840 - 46,480 18% 6%
28 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 3,200 $29,800 $17,960 - 42,760 8% 4%
29 Business operations specialists, all other 3,190 $63,420 $28,930 - 94,100 21% 49%
30 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 3,190 $19,740 $16,800 - 24,290 10% 8%
31 Child care workers 3,140 $23,140 $17,130 - 31,490 18% 15%
32 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,970 $25,540 $18,340 - 33,780 13% 5%
33 Personal and home care aides 2,970 $21,970 $16,880 - 33,040 51% 10%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,950 $60,760 $38,150 - 86,780 -5% 15%
35 Postsecondary teachers, all other 2,920 $77,030 $41,050 - 115,280 0% 0%
36 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,920 $35,610 $26,380 - 48,900 4% 15%
37 Team assemblers 2,820 $30,460 $19,410 - 44,520 0% 5%
38 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,810 $40,930 $25,920 - 58,960 -7% 14%
39 Cooks, restaurant 2,740 $23,920 $17,140 - 32,280 12% 5%
40 Packers and packagers, hand 2,700 $21,310 $16,640 - 29,770 -12% 3%
41 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,660 $52,500 $40,950 - 65,090 14% 7%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 2,620 $31,640 $20,570 - 43,750 4% 6%
43 Computer support specialists 2,600 $51,740 $34,360 - 75,340 13% 43%
44 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,600 $41,580 $23,860 - 61,430 14% 4%
45 Construction laborers 2,520 $38,600 $25,250 - 51,340 11% 5%
46 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,520 $32,070 $18,210 - 48,870 11% 14%
47 Carpenters 2,450 $48,750 $30,570 - 65,550 10% 6%
48 Electricians 2,400 $53,440 $34,590 - 74,560 7% 7%
49 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,330 $28,320 $19,560 - 37,080 26% 43%
50 Bus drivers, school 2,310 $28,150 $21,050 - 33,180 9% 4%
51 Insurance sales agents 2,300 $69,960 $35,560 - 130,920 13% 45%
52 Medical assistants 2,260 $33,550 $26,160 - 43,160 35% 10%
53 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 2,240 $57,240 $41,400 - 72,440 11% 33%
54 Cooks, fast food 1,960 $21,290 $16,600 - 34,010 8% 5%
55 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,950 $53,260 $34,500 - 76,590 22% 45%
56 Tellers 1,900 $27,500 $21,440 - 35,380 14% 16%
57 Dishwashers 1,870 $20,470 $16,490 - 26,510 10% 3%
58 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,780 $61,840 $18,780 - 118,880 28% 48%
59 Bartenders 1,760 $23,760 $16,440 - 38,000 11% 17%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,750 $63,320 $40,190 - 90,090 7% 13%
61 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,710 $70,450 $48,050 - 88,440 9% 10%
62 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,660 $46,820 $28,980 - 65,870 4% 30%
63 Bill and account collectors 1,650 $36,430 $27,190 - 48,690 23% 13%
64 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,630 $58,550 $40,580 - 80,700 11% 4%
65 Recreation workers 1,600 $28,800 $17,320 - 46,670 13% 47%
66 Postal service mail carriers 1,570 $0 $ - 1% 11%
67 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,560 $35,280 $21,910 - 50,320 -15% 0%
68 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,530 $32,470 $17,690 - 61,340 12% 6%
69 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 1,510 $41,170 $26,590 - 56,090 -3% 6%
70 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,440 $63,030 $39,350 - 88,520 0% 42%
71 Medical secretaries 1,430 $35,740 $27,200 - 47,670 17% 18%
72 Administrative services managers 1,380 $84,900 $45,090 - 125,770 12% 40%
73 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,360 $30,720 $21,230 - 41,200 11% 5%
74 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,340 $47,870 $29,480 - 65,100 9% 3%
75 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,340 $34,010 $22,700 - 47,590 -2% 2%
76 Dental assistants 1,260 $39,060 $27,560 - 50,630 29% 9%
77 Data entry keyers 1,250 $31,670 $22,510 - 46,120 -5% 18%
78 Counter and rental clerks 1,250 $26,300 $17,040 - 45,980 23% 16%
79 Pharmacy technicians 1,230 $30,760 $20,030 - 45,180 32% 16%
80 Helpers--production workers 1,220 $31,180 $20,200 - 47,950 -1% 4%
81 Loan officers 1,170 $62,450 $33,810 - 105,130 12% 49%
82 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,160 $52,400 $37,000 - 67,200 8% 3%
83 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,150 $39,440 $26,000 - 50,740 0% 3%
84 Industrial production managers 1,140 $93,140 $60,210 - 131,480 -6% 43%
85 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 1,120 $32,720 $18,790 - 47,860 -9% 5%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,070 $84,070 $51,830 - 124,850 4% 38%
87 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 1,070 $29,430 $20,910 - 42,180 13% 4%
88 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 1,070 $26,010 $16,810 - 40,860 -12% 9%
89 Cost estimators 1,050 $65,200 $42,700 - 92,250 19% 32%
90 Food service managers 1,040 $47,220 $28,370 - 66,160 5% 24%
91 Word processors and typists 1,030 $33,810 $25,580 - 43,290 -12% 19%
92 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,020 $22,600 $16,690 - 31,170 10% 17%
93 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,000 $35,510 $26,060 - 48,180 10% 24%
94 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 1,000 $35,030 $19,410 - 53,910 27% 47%
95 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,000 $24,110 $17,670 - 32,380 16% 9%
96 Printing machine operators 990 $34,320 $21,170 - 53,210 -6% 6%
97 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 980 $48,100 $30,870 - 64,990 12% 3%
98 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 980 $20,120 $16,470 - 26,610 12% 6%
99 Sheet metal workers 970 $48,880 $28,960 - 64,600 7% 4%
100 Tool and die makers 960 $52,710 $41,440 - 66,210 -10% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Hartford Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Epidemiologists 72,750 110 11
Law teachers, postsecondary 110,170 200 10.1
Actuaries 94,550 580 8.3
Materials engineers 87,240 550 6.9
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 0 370 6.8
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 43,580 140 6.7
Fence erectors 42,910 230 6.2
Survey researchers 60,540 440 6.1
Insurance underwriters 73,590 2,370 5.5
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers 92,120 130 5.2
Athletes and sports competitors 35,490 140 5
Numerical tool and process control programmers 49,970 260 5
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,250 380 4.9
Recreational therapists 45,960 360 4.6
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 59,450 5,770 4.5
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,490 850 4.4
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 35,770 150 4.4
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 50,110 250 4.4
Stonemasons 51,840 170 4.2
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 41,080 4,250 4.1
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 26,600 190 4.1
Postsecondary teachers, all other 77,030 2,920 4
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 39,440 1,150 3.9
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,540 540 3.7
Sound engineering technicians 0 180 3.7
Economics teachers, postsecondary 77,800 120 3.6
Psychiatrists 181,170 260 3.6
Vocational education teachers, middle school 67,640 120 3.5
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 33,760 200 3.4
Political science teachers, postsecondary 76,040 130 3.3
Obstetricians and gynecologists 198,540 180 3.3
Aerospace engineers 82,130 640 3.3
Crossing guards 29,020 810 3.2
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 67,140 620 3.1
Landscape architects 73,140 220 3.1
Industrial engineers 80,240 2,640 3
Tool and die makers 52,710 960 3
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 41,170 1,510 2.9
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 31,600 580 2.8
Anesthesiologists 0 230 2.8
Animal control workers 38,480 100 2.8
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,850 200 2.8
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 71,770 670 2.8
Broadcast technicians 37,370 350 2.7
Machinists 41,720 4,450 2.7
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 33,430 330 2.6
Budget analysts 73,910 700 2.6
Correspondence clerks 35,760 110 2.6
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,760 250 2.6
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 52,030 1,320 2.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hartford, Connecticut Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Cement masons and concrete finishers 65,040 1.76 150
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 126,910 1.6 710
Teachers and instructors, all other 59,030 1.55 1,380
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 67,140 1.55 620
Education, training, and library workers, all other 63,520 1.55 130
Child, family, and school social workers 60,230 1.48 2,110
Education administrators, postsecondary 128,980 1.45 610
Protective service workers, all other 44,930 1.45 220
Social and human service assistants 41,060 1.45 2,470
Home health aides 30,710 1.45 4,770
Real estate sales agents 68,020 1.45 140
Instructional coordinators 82,850 1.44 520
Survey researchers 60,540 1.42 440
Highway maintenance workers 49,020 1.4 920
Court, municipal, and license clerks 45,990 1.39 740
Civil engineering technicians 62,180 1.38 280
Driver/sales workers 36,070 1.38 890
Legal secretaries 49,490 1.38 950
Self-enrichment education teachers 52,370 1.37 420
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 51,340 1.37 380
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 50,150 1.35 620
Butchers and meat cutters 40,630 1.35 270
Fence erectors 42,910 1.35 230
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 67,870 1.35 1,420
Construction and building inspectors 65,920 1.34 360
Fire fighters 56,460 1.34 850
Sales and related workers, all other 52,620 1.34 270
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 79,380 1.34 220
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,540 1.33 2,970
Special education teachers, secondary school 68,770 1.33 620
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 44,920 1.33 380
Interpreters and translators 53,770 1.33 120
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 52,500 1.33 2,660
Couriers and messengers 31,970 1.32 170
Helpers--production workers 31,180 1.32 1,220
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 66,410 1.32 3,290
Elementary school teachers, except special education 65,620 1.32 6,170
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 50,110 1.31 250
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 66,850 1.31 4,320
Roofers 46,090 1.31 480
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 52,030 1.3 1,320
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 67,180 1.3 280
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 30,720 1.3 1,360
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 70,350 1.3 870
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 105,940 1.3 1,030
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 45,250 1.29 850
First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other 60,820 1.29 180
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 32,470 1.29 1,530
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 71,770 1.29 670
Security and fire alarm systems installers 47,700 1.29 200

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Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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