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Bridgeport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bridgeport, Connecticut Area

Manufacturing and trade have long been the core of Bridgeport's economy, however service-producing sectors, especially business and health services have also become significant factors for the local economy. Bridgeport is trying to expand it's manufacturing sector into the international marketplace. In addition, Bridgeport is regarded as one of the most prominent financial centers in New England.

Bridgeport produces numerous goods including machinery and machine tools, transportation equipment, fabricated metals and electrical supplies. Wholesale and retail trade are typically flourishing due to the city's port, the convenient crossroads of highways and being a prominent railroad center. In addition employment opportunities are provided by the county's numerous Fortune 500 companies.

In descending order Bridgeport's largest sectors for employment are provided below:

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

The Bridgeport Economic Resource Center provides new job opportunities for workers. The majority of the new jobs are in small start-up companies such as retail and restaurants. The center also collaborates with businesses to utilize workforce development programs. Bridgeport Regional Business Council provides education, training programs, loan packaging assistance and technical and management help. In addition, the Connecticut Department of Labor provides employment training grants and on-the-job training assistance.

Notable data regarding Bridgeport: About 41% of the city's workforce are college graduates. Bridgeport has been included in Money Magazine's "Best places to live" list. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 142.6. The nation's average is 100.

The largest employers in Bridgeport are shown below:

  • Peoples Bank
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • St. Vincent Medical Center
  • City of Bridgeport
  • Lacey Manufacturing Company Inc
  • Bridgeport ISD
  • Devon Energy
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Derecktor Shipyard
  • Trinity Care Center
  • Bridgeport Tank Trucks
  • The GEO Group
  • Hanson Corp
  • Bridgeport Stone TXI
  • DSI Inspections

Bridgeport companies have access to business associations such as:

The ConnPost.com offers current information about the business activities in the Bridgeport area.

Jobs in Bridgeport

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 418840 $64800 $31.15 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 66570 $45040 $21.66 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 44830 $54760 $26.33 10.15
4 Management Occupations 36560 $157090 $75.53 6.05
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 33370 $27570 $13.26 8.3
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 29540 $92000 $44.23 5.05
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 28130 $64070 $30.8 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22200 $93520 $44.96 5.75
9 Production Occupations 19880 $43840 $21.08 5.85
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 19470 $37410 $17.99 6.45
11 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 16100 $35160 $16.9 3.7
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 15910 $31560 $15.17 4.1
13 Retail Salespersons 14920 $32920 $15.83 3.1
14 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14600 $94890 $45.62 2.8
15 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11970 $52980 $25.47 3.8
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 11640 $35220 $16.93 3.05
17 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9800 $56020 $26.93 4.4
18 Protective Service Occupations 9770 $50240 $24.16 2.25
19 General and Operations Managers 9490 $179690 $86.39 1.4
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9070 $45420 $21.84 1.6
21 Cashiers 8980 $24920 $11.98 2.25
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 8540 $34090 $16.39 1.6
23 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 8210 $63680 $30.62 1.7
24 Customer Service Representatives 8090 $41380 $19.89 1.75
25 Office Clerks, General 7470 $37710 $18.13 2
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 7380 $58200 $27.98 1.65
27 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7320 $24730 $11.89 2.15
28 Registered Nurses 6770 $78800 $37.88 1.9
29 Waiters and Waitresses 6740 $25670 $12.34 1.6
30 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6670 $67090 $32.25 1
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6510 $28110 $13.51 1.2
32 Financial Managers 5940 $174960 $84.12 0.4
33 Accountants and Auditors 5640 $88980 $42.78 0.9
34 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5220 $85700 $41.2 1.65
35 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5100 $31290 $15.05 1.6
36 Nursing Assistants 4920 $32440 $15.6 1.05
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4790 $49080 $23.6 1.1
38 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4560 $36670 $17.63 0.8
39 Personal Care Aides 4500 $28960 $13.92 1.3
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4290 $51250 $24.64 1
41 Legal Occupations 4010 $140730 $67.66 0.8
42 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4000 $141270 $67.92 0.2
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3860 $75860 $36.47 1
44 Security Guards 3790 $29120 $14 0.7
45 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3450 $89060 $42.82 0.9
46 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3400 $35560 $17.1 0.7
47 Cooks, Restaurant 3270 $32630 $15.69 0.75
48 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 3140 $75290 $36.2 0.35
49 Financial Analysts 2990 $120520 $57.94 0.2
50 Sales Managers 2870 $180470 $86.76 0.2
51 Childcare Workers 2830 $25540 $12.28 0.8
52 Personal Financial Advisors 2560 $142230 $68.38 0.2
53 Lawyers 2480 $185560 $89.21 0.5
54 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2470 $37440 $18 0.6
55 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2440 $77130 $37.08 0.5
56 Management Analysts 2430 $103550 $49.79 0.5
57 Food Preparation Workers 2350 $30930 $14.87 0.6
58 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2290 $50990 $24.52 0.9
59 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2280 $100310 $48.23 0.6
60 Marketing Managers 2240 $173290 $83.31 0.1
61 Software Developers, Applications 2210 $111390 $53.55 0.5
62 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2120 $51630 $24.82 1.2
63 Dishwashers 2080 $22210 $10.68 0.3
64 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 2070 $37740 $18.15 0.3
65 Team Assemblers 2050 $31840 $15.31 0.75
66 Substitute Teachers 1950 $31550 $15.17 0
67 Human Resources Specialists 1950 $67820 $32.6 0.3
68 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1940 $70520 $33.91 0.7
69 Cooks, Fast Food 1940 $22030 $10.59 0.3
70 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1930 $46150 $22.19 0.5
71 Managers, All Other 1930 $131650 $63.3 0.65
72 Computer User Support Specialists 1900 $57950 $27.86 0.4
73 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1880 $40900 $19.66 0.3
74 Medical Assistants 1860 $36260 $17.43 0.45
75 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1840 $56510 $27.17 0.5
76 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1770 $71110 $34.19 0.45
77 Home Health Aides 1760 $26170 $12.58 0.7
78 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1700 $35010 $16.83 0.4
79 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1680 $42380 $20.37 0.6
80 Social and Human Service Assistants 1670 $44700 $21.49 0.3
81 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1660 $25510 $12.26 1
82 Tellers 1610 $34340 $16.51 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1600 $71580 $34.42 0.4
84 Bartenders 1580 $26620 $12.8 0.4
85 Construction Laborers 1570 $45390 $21.82 0.8
86 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1540 $23830 $11.46 0.45
87 Computer Systems Analysts 1480 $105010 $50.49 0.4
88 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1440 $48050 $23.1 0.3
89 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1440 $43070 $20.71 0.2
90 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 1430 $65970 $31.72 0.2
91 Machinists 1380 $50800 $24.42 0.3
92 Carpenters 1350 $58560 $28.16 0.6
93 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1330 $22510 $10.82 0.3
94 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1280 $63740 $30.64 0.2
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 1280 $46630 $22.42 0.35
96 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 1280 $43680 $21 0.25
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 1240 $51640 $24.83 0.15
98 Recreation Workers 1230 $32500 $15.63 0.3
99 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1210 $37360 $17.96 0.4
100 Administrative Services Managers 1210 $114200 $54.9 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Bridgeport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 64,800 418,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 45,040 66,570
Sales and Related Occupations 54,760 44,830
Management Occupations 157,090 36,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,570 33,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 92,000 29,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 64,070 28,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 93,520 22,200
Production Occupations 43,840 19,880
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,410 19,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 35,160 16,100
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,560 15,910
Retail Salespersons 32,920 14,920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 94,890 14,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,980 11,970
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,220 11,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations 56,020 9,800
Protective Service Occupations 50,240 9,770
General and Operations Managers 179,690 9,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 45,420 9,070
Cashiers 24,920 8,980
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 34,090 8,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,680 8,210
Customer Service Representatives 41,380 8,090
Office Clerks, General 37,710 7,470
Community and Social Service Occupations 58,200 7,380
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,730 7,320
Registered Nurses 78,800 6,770
Waiters and Waitresses 25,670 6,740
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 67,090 6,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,110 6,510
Financial Managers 174,960 5,940
Accountants and Auditors 88,980 5,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 85,700 5,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,290 5,100
Nursing Assistants 32,440 4,920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,080 4,790
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,670 4,560
Personal Care Aides 28,960 4,500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 51,250 4,290
Legal Occupations 140,730 4,010
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 141,270 4,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,860 3,860
Security Guards 29,120 3,790
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 89,060 3,450
Receptionists and Information Clerks 35,560 3,400
Cooks, Restaurant 32,630 3,270
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 75,290 3,140
Financial Analysts 120,520 2,990
Sales Managers 180,470 2,870

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 64,800 418,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 45,040 66,570
Sales and Related Occupations 54,760 44,830
Management Occupations 157,090 36,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,570 33,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 92,000 29,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 64,070 28,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 93,520 22,200
Production Occupations 43,840 19,880
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,410 19,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 35,160 16,100
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,560 15,910
Retail Salespersons 32,920 14,920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 94,890 14,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,980 11,970
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,220 11,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations 56,020 9,800
Protective Service Occupations 50,240 9,770
General and Operations Managers 179,690 9,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 45,420 9,070
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 34,090 8,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,680 8,210
Customer Service Representatives 41,380 8,090
Office Clerks, General 37,710 7,470
Community and Social Service Occupations 58,200 7,380
Registered Nurses 78,800 6,770
Waiters and Waitresses 25,670 6,740
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 67,090 6,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,110 6,510
Financial Managers 174,960 5,940
Accountants and Auditors 88,980 5,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 85,700 5,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,290 5,100
Nursing Assistants 32,440 4,920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,080 4,790
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,670 4,560
Personal Care Aides 28,960 4,500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 51,250 4,290
Legal Occupations 140,730 4,010
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 141,270 4,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,860 3,860
Security Guards 29,120 3,790
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 89,060 3,450
Receptionists and Information Clerks 35,560 3,400
Cooks, Restaurant 32,630 3,270
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 75,290 3,140
Financial Analysts 120,520 2,990
Sales Managers 180,470 2,870
Childcare Workers 25,540 2,830
Personal Financial Advisors 142,230 2,560

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