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Danbury Employment

Employment and Industries in the Danbury, Connecticut Area

Danbury's diverse economy is led by services, retail, manufacturing and trade. Finance, insurance and real state are also significant economic factors. Danbury's central downtown business district provides a large number of jobs in sectors such as banking, government and the law. In addition, Danbury produces a variety of goods such as electronic and railroad testing equipment, aircraft parts, surgical instruments and supplies, air conditioning equipment, plastics and steam generators.

Shown below, in descending order, is a list of Danbury's major sectors for employment:

  • Professional and business services
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Information
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Government
  • Leisure and hospitality

The Connecticut Department of Labor provides on-site and off-site employment training grants and on-the-job training assistance. In partnership with the state's Department of Labor, the Danbury Connecticut Works Program offers services including career counseling, workshops and employment referrals.

A list of Danbury's major employers is provided below:

  • Danbury Hospital Medical Services
  • Cendant Mobility
  • Union Carbide
  • Danbury School District
  • Cartus - Corporate relocation services
  • Boehringer Ingekheim - Pharmaceuticals
  • Western Connecticut State University - Education
  • Pitney Bowes - Mail sorting and tracking solutions
  • GE Capital - Vendor financial services
  • Goodrich Corporation - Electrical-optical and space systems
  • Trex Medical Corporation - Medical Imaging
  • Baeden Corporation - Ball bearing manufacturer
  • Keane Inc - Computer related services
  • Praxair Inc - Industrial gases
  • Ethan Allen - Furniture and household products
  • ATMI Corp - Semiconductors
  • Mannkind Corporation - Bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Branson Ultrasonics -Electrical machinery and supplies
  • Heritage Heights Care Center -Nursing care facility
  • City of Danbury
  • Fairfield Processing Corporation - Organic fiber non-cellulosic manufacturer
  • Scholastic Publishing Inc

Notable information about Danbury: Danbury has been included in Money Magazine's "best places to live list." In 2008 the cost of living index was 146.5 which is very high when compared to the national average of 100. About 27% of the population over the age of 25 hold a bachelors degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $59,000.

Danbury companies are provided assistance from business organizations including:

The News-Times offers current information about the business activities in Danbury.

Jobs in Danbury

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations78660$54,500$26.2100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations13220$42,510$20.4414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations10130$43,960$21.149.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6890$27,040$138.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations5480$63,520$30.546.05
6Production Occupations5040$43,850$21.085.7
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4810$90,850$43.685.8
8Management Occupations4410$130,060$62.536.15
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3800$38,560$18.546.55
10Retail Salespersons3790$33,150$15.942.85
11Personal Care and Service Occupations3610$32,440$15.64.3
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2900$52,130$25.063.8
13Construction and Extraction Occupations2870$55,740$26.84.45
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2860$33,040$15.883.65
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations2860$78,340$37.675.25
16Cashiers2390$25,270$12.152.2
17Healthcare Support Occupations2180$35,250$16.953
18Computer and Mathematical Occupations1660$86,040$41.372.9
19Registered Nurses1480$89,410$42.991.95
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1480$41,850$20.121.5
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1470$30,370$14.61.55
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations1460$83,690$40.241.7
23Customer Service Representatives1450$42,090$20.241.75
24Office Clerks, General1450$35,520$17.081.9
25Protective Service Occupations1410$57,360$27.582.2
26Waiters and Waitresses1410$24,710$11.881.7
27First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1380$64,700$31.10.95
28Personal Care Aides1310$27,330$13.141.5
29Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1240$23,860$11.472.3
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1240$30,010$14.431.3
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1180$34,650$16.661.7
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1140$47,940$23.051
33General and Operations Managers1120$147,310$70.821.5
34Food Preparation Workers1090$25,820$12.420.6
35Community and Social Service Occupations1060$55,980$26.921.65
36Nursing Assistants1060$32,240$15.51
37Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations960$53,200$25.581.8
38Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers960$32,760$15.750
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks960$44,610$21.451.05
40Receptionists and Information Clerks940$35,770$17.20.7
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products830$77,450$37.240.9
42Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers780$38,190$18.360.8
43Cooks, Restaurant650$31,410$15.10.8
44Construction Laborers590$47,470$22.820.8
45Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists590$33,390$16.050.4
46Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics570$50,080$24.080.5
47Electricians570$62,210$29.910.4
48Accountants and Auditors560$86,770$41.720.9
49Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers540$43,980$21.140
50Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers530$45,210$21.741.2
51Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers480$37,000$17.790.6
52Financial Managers460$138,330$66.50.4
53Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations460$81,360$39.110.8
54Sales Representatives, Services, All Other440$64,880$31.190.6
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers430$37,520$18.040.6
56First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers410$77,610$37.310.4
57Sales Managers400$134,450$64.640.2
58Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks400$37,200$17.890.4
59Legal Occupations390$111,780$53.740.8
60Maintenance and Repair Workers, General390$45,840$22.040.9
61Substitute Teachers390$34,910$16.790
62Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers380$42,130$20.250.3
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses380$54,770$26.330.5
64Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners360$23,340$11.220.9
65Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education350$35,100$16.870.3
66Billing and Posting Clerks340$45,450$21.850.3
67Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors340$53,770$25.850.2
68Childcare Workers330$25,760$12.380.8
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers330$74,280$35.710.4
70Software Developers, Applications330$93,810$45.10.55
71Medical Assistants320$37,420$17.990.45
72Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop310$24,540$11.80.3
73Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers310$70,360$33.830.4
74Dental Assistants300$40,890$19.660.2
75Industrial Engineers300$89,520$43.040.2
76Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks300$52,390$25.190.2
77Tellers300$34,160$16.420.3
78Computer and Information Systems Managers290$135,790$65.280.2
79Machinists290$46,050$22.140.25
80Management Analysts290$82,910$39.860.5
81Computer Programmers280$83,710$40.250.2
82Counter and Rental Clerks280$36,290$17.450.3
83Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants270$67,520$32.460.35
84First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers270$75,560$36.330.3
85Packers and Packagers, Hand270$28,590$13.750.45
86Postal Service Mail Carriers270$50,610$24.330.2
87Social and Human Service Assistants250$34,310$16.490.25
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers240$67,100$32.260.2
89Mechanical Engineers240$82,370$39.60.2
90Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters240$56,950$27.380.3
91Computer User Support Specialists230$54,440$26.170.4
92Home Health Aides230$29,780$14.320.7
93Medical and Health Services Managers230$125,510$60.340.25
94Physicians and Surgeons, All Other230$167,390$80.480.25
95Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products230$110,890$53.310.2
96Security Guards230$33,260$15.990.7
97Chefs and Head Cooks220$38,810$18.660.1
98Dishwashers220$24,160$11.610.3
99Food Servers, Nonrestaurant220$27,190$13.070.2
100Carpenters210$52,600$25.290.7
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Jobs More Common Near Danbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$54,50078,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$42,51013,220
Sales and Related Occupations$43,96010,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,0406,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$63,5205,480
Production Occupations$43,8505,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,8504,810
Management Occupations$130,0604,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,5603,800
Retail Salespersons$33,1503,790
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,4403,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,1302,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$55,7402,870
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,0402,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$78,3402,860
Cashiers$25,2702,390
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,2502,180
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$86,0401,660
Registered Nurses$89,4101,480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$41,8501,480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,3701,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,6901,460
Customer Service Representatives$42,0901,450
Office Clerks, General$35,5201,450
Protective Service Occupations$57,3601,410
Waiters and Waitresses$24,7101,410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$64,7001,380
Personal Care Aides$27,3301,310
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$23,8601,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,0101,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,6501,180
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,9401,140
General and Operations Managers$147,3101,120
Food Preparation Workers$25,8201,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$55,9801,060
Nursing Assistants$32,2401,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$53,200960
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,760960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$44,610960
Receptionists and Information Clerks$35,770940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,450830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$38,190780
Cooks, Restaurant$31,410650
Construction Laborers$47,470590
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists$33,390590
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$50,080570
Electricians$62,210570
Accountants and Auditors$86,770560
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$43,980540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,210530

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$54,50078,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$42,51013,220
Sales and Related Occupations$43,96010,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,0406,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$63,5205,480
Production Occupations$43,8505,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,8504,810
Management Occupations$130,0604,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,5603,800
Retail Salespersons$33,1503,790
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,4403,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,1302,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$55,7402,870
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,0402,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$78,3402,860
Cashiers$25,2702,390
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,2502,180
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$86,0401,660
Registered Nurses$89,4101,480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$41,8501,480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,3701,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,6901,460
Customer Service Representatives$42,0901,450
Office Clerks, General$35,5201,450
Protective Service Occupations$57,3601,410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$64,7001,380
Personal Care Aides$27,3301,310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,0101,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,6501,180
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,9401,140
General and Operations Managers$147,3101,120
Food Preparation Workers$25,8201,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$55,9801,060
Nursing Assistants$32,2401,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$53,200960
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,760960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$44,610960
Receptionists and Information Clerks$35,770940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,450830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$38,190780
Cooks, Restaurant$31,410650
Construction Laborers$47,470590
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists$33,390590
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$50,080570
Electricians$62,210570
Accountants and Auditors$86,770560
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$43,980540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,210530
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,000480
Financial Managers$138,330460

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