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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations415670$67,540$32.47100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations63620$46,310$22.2614.35
3Sales and Related Occupations44970$57,530$27.669.9
4Management Occupations37430$162,440$78.096.15
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations34310$29,160$14.028.55
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations29190$96,700$46.495.25
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations26950$65,210$31.356.05
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations22850$97,520$46.895.8
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations19160$38,840$18.676.55
10Production Occupations17730$46,860$22.535.7
11Personal Care and Service Occupations17500$31,540$15.174.3
12Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations15800$35,860$17.243.65
13Computer and Mathematical Occupations14000$99,340$47.762.9
14Retail Salespersons13260$35,660$17.152.85
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations12510$59,470$28.593.8
16Healthcare Support Occupations11340$34,570$16.623
17Cashiers9790$24,970$122.2
18Construction and Extraction Occupations9730$57,420$27.614.45
19Protective Service Occupations9650$53,140$25.552.2
20General and Operations Managers9050$184,800$88.851.5
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners8390$33,490$16.11.55
22Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations8050$68,310$32.841.8
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive8050$46,360$22.291.5
24Waiters and Waitresses7670$25,910$12.461.7
25Registered Nurses7380$80,360$38.631.95
26Customer Service Representatives7320$43,460$20.91.75
27Community and Social Service Occupations7290$60,430$29.051.65
28Office Clerks, General6660$38,010$18.271.9
29First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers6630$68,860$33.10.95
30Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6620$25,670$12.342.3
31Financial Managers6590$187,580$90.180.4
32Architecture and Engineering Occupations6320$91,040$43.771.7
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers6310$29,720$14.291.3
34Accountants and Auditors5440$89,640$43.10.9
35Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand5230$32,190$15.471.7
36Personal Care Aides4960$28,090$13.511.5
37Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers4920$37,560$18.060.8
38Nursing Assistants4890$32,190$15.481
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4610$49,890$23.981.05
40Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products4250$75,270$36.190.9
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers4200$50,170$24.121
42Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents4180$141,070$67.820.2
43Legal Occupations4010$131,890$63.410.8
44Receptionists and Information Clerks3980$36,110$17.360.7
45Cooks, Restaurant3500$34,310$16.490.8
46Security Guards3380$31,870$15.320.7
47Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists3300$83,360$40.080.4
48Financial Analysts3090$124,400$59.810.2
49Childcare Workers3050$27,250$13.10.8
50Food Preparation Workers2890$32,170$15.470.6
51Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2890$88,480$42.540.8
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2750$93,680$45.040.6
53Personal Financial Advisors2720$140,690$67.640.2
54Software Developers, Applications2620$115,830$55.690.55
55Sales Managers2610$172,290$82.830.2
56Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2570$75,600$36.350.35
57Marketing Managers2520$168,590$81.050.1
58Management Analysts2480$109,900$52.840.5
59Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2390$38,190$18.360.6
60Lawyers2250$182,160$87.580.5
61Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2220$52,860$25.420.9
62Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2200$32,700$15.720
63First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2180$42,610$20.490.6
64Computer User Support Specialists2130$58,590$28.170.4
65Human Resources Specialists1970$70,650$33.970.35
66Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1960$40,240$19.350.3
67Managers, All Other1910$144,240$69.350.6
68Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1900$52,150$25.071.2
69Home Health Aides1900$26,050$12.520.7
70Business Operations Specialists, All Other1870$80,540$38.720.7
71Bartenders1860$24,260$11.660.4
72Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1840$50,750$24.40.5
73Tellers1780$34,180$16.430.3
74Medical Assistants1720$37,010$17.790.45
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1710$72,670$34.940.4
76Social and Human Service Assistants1710$45,230$21.750.25
77Construction Laborers1660$46,510$22.360.8
78Dishwashers1660$24,710$11.880.3
79Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education1640$41,430$19.920.3
80Substitute Teachers1630$29,770$14.310
81Manicurists and Pedicurists1620$23,140$11.130.1
82First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1600$75,800$36.440.4
83Software Developers, Systems Software1600$108,330$52.080.3
84Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1530$59,640$28.670.5
85Industrial Engineers1520$97,460$46.850.2
86Paralegals and Legal Assistants1510$63,060$30.320.2
87Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors1500$46,430$22.320.2
88Recreation Workers1500$30,470$14.650.25
89Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors1460$68,210$32.80.2
90Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1450$32,330$15.540.4
91Computer Systems Analysts1430$104,980$50.470.4
92Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1380$24,430$11.750.3
93Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1370$24,410$11.740.3
94Administrative Services Managers1360$120,690$58.020.2
95Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1340$61,150$29.40.3
96Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1330$212,130$101.980.25
97Postal Service Mail Carriers1280$50,640$24.340.2
98Medical and Health Services Managers1220$146,220$70.30.25
99Packers and Packagers, Hand1220$24,920$11.980.45
100Billing and Posting Clerks1210$45,890$22.060.3
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Jobs More Common Near Bridgeport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$67,540415,670
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$46,31063,620
Sales and Related Occupations$57,53044,970
Management Occupations$162,44037,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,16034,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$96,70029,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$65,21026,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$97,52022,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,84019,160
Production Occupations$46,86017,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,54017,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,86015,800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$99,34014,000
Retail Salespersons$35,66013,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$59,47012,510
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,57011,340
Cashiers$24,9709,790
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,4209,730
Protective Service Occupations$53,1409,650
General and Operations Managers$184,8009,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,4908,390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$68,3108,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,3608,050
Waiters and Waitresses$25,9107,670
Registered Nurses$80,3607,380
Customer Service Representatives$43,4607,320
Community and Social Service Occupations$60,4307,290
Office Clerks, General$38,0106,660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$68,8606,630
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,6706,620
Financial Managers$187,5806,590
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$91,0406,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,7206,310
Accountants and Auditors$89,6405,440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,1905,230
Personal Care Aides$28,0904,960
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$37,5604,920
Nursing Assistants$32,1904,890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$49,8904,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,2704,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$50,1704,200
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents$141,0704,180
Legal Occupations$131,8904,010
Receptionists and Information Clerks$36,1103,980
Cooks, Restaurant$34,3103,500
Security Guards$31,8703,380
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$83,3603,300
Financial Analysts$124,4003,090
Childcare Workers$27,2503,050
Food Preparation Workers$32,1702,890

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$67,540415,670
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$46,31063,620
Sales and Related Occupations$57,53044,970
Management Occupations$162,44037,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,16034,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$96,70029,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$65,21026,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$97,52022,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,84019,160
Production Occupations$46,86017,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,54017,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,86015,800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$99,34014,000
Retail Salespersons$35,66013,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$59,47012,510
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,57011,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,4209,730
Protective Service Occupations$53,1409,650
General and Operations Managers$184,8009,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,4908,390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$68,3108,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,3608,050
Waiters and Waitresses$25,9107,670
Registered Nurses$80,3607,380
Customer Service Representatives$43,4607,320
Community and Social Service Occupations$60,4307,290
Office Clerks, General$38,0106,660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$68,8606,630
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,6706,620
Financial Managers$187,5806,590
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$91,0406,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,7206,310
Accountants and Auditors$89,6405,440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,1905,230
Personal Care Aides$28,0904,960
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$37,5604,920
Nursing Assistants$32,1904,890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$49,8904,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,2704,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$50,1704,200
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents$141,0704,180
Legal Occupations$131,8904,010
Receptionists and Information Clerks$36,1103,980
Cooks, Restaurant$34,3103,500
Security Guards$31,8703,380
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$83,3603,300
Financial Analysts$124,4003,090
Childcare Workers$27,2503,050
Food Preparation Workers$32,1702,890
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$88,4802,890

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