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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 79610 $54740 $26.32 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13360 $41730 $20.06 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10110 $44090 $21.2 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6570 $26110 $12.55 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5710 $61650 $29.64 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5000 $96280 $46.29 5.75
7 Production Occupations 4960 $42810 $20.58 5.85
8 Management Occupations 4600 $132340 $63.63 6.05
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3990 $38710 $18.61 6.45
10 Retail Salespersons 3810 $30200 $14.52 3.1
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3650 $31840 $15.31 4.1
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3130 $74730 $35.93 5.05
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3040 $51360 $24.69 3.8
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2810 $32920 $15.83 3.7
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2690 $55160 $26.52 4.4
16 Cashiers 2500 $25280 $12.16 2.25
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 2110 $34470 $16.57 3.05
18 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1710 $84760 $40.75 2.8
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1630 $83180 $39.99 1.65
20 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1610 $63080 $30.33 1
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1580 $40020 $19.24 1.6
22 Registered Nurses 1460 $85830 $41.27 1.9
23 General and Operations Managers 1430 $145050 $69.74 1.4
24 Customer Service Representatives 1380 $40870 $19.65 1.75
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1330 $32120 $15.44 1.6
26 Waiters and Waitresses 1310 $23790 $11.44 1.6
27 Personal Care Aides 1310 $26990 $12.98 1.3
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 1290 $53210 $25.58 1.65
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1270 $28610 $13.75 1.2
30 Protective Service Occupations 1260 $55390 $26.63 2.25
31 Office Clerks, General 1230 $36310 $17.46 2
32 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1080 $51850 $24.93 1.7
33 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1050 $32710 $15.73 1.6
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1040 $46480 $22.35 1.1
35 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1030 $23320 $11.21 2.15
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1020 $49220 $23.66 1
37 Nursing Assistants 1010 $32380 $15.57 1.05
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 $94660 $45.51 1
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 860 $34050 $16.37 0.7
40 Cooks, Restaurant 840 $29070 $13.98 0.75
41 Food Preparation Workers 810 $25150 $12.09 0.6
42 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 770 $34970 $16.81 0.8
43 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 690 $25910 $12.46 0.2
44 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 670 $40800 $19.62 1.2
45 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 660 $35670 $17.15 0.4
46 Accountants and Auditors 600 $77700 $37.35 0.9
47 Substitute Teachers 600 $37510 $18.03 0
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 570 $35800 $17.21 0.6
49 Team Assemblers 560 $33060 $15.89 0.75
50 Cooks, Fast Food 550 $22970 $11.04 0.3
51 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $47670 $22.92 0.5
52 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 480 $47750 $22.96 0.9
53 Electricians 470 $57500 $27.65 0.4
54 Construction Laborers 460 $44420 $21.35 0.8
55 Sales Managers 460 $152300 $73.22 0.2
56 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 450 $33510 $16.11 0.3
57 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 440 $81980 $39.41 0.9
58 Financial Managers 390 $130420 $62.7 0.4
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $35070 $16.86 0.4
60 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 380 $61160 $29.41 0.6
61 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 380 $77410 $37.21 0.4
62 Billing and Posting Clerks 370 $44400 $21.35 0.35
63 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 370 $211900 $101.88 0.2
64 Legal Occupations 370 $101490 $48.79 0.8
65 Medical Secretaries 360 $38090 $18.31 0.4
66 Management Analysts 360 $70650 $33.96 0.5
67 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 360 $38080 $18.31 0.1
68 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $43400 $20.87 0.3
69 Machinists 350 $38680 $18.6 0.3
70 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $36760 $17.67 0.6
71 Bartenders 340 $24500 $11.78 0.4
72 Childcare Workers 340 $25800 $12.4 0.8
73 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $54660 $26.28 0.5
74 Software Developers, Applications 340 $92270 $44.36 0.5
75 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $61710 $29.67 0.2
76 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 330 $64700 $31.1 0.5
77 Industrial Engineers 330 $88920 $42.75 0.2
78 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 320 $44300 $21.3 0
79 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $50340 $24.2 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $75750 $36.42 0.3
81 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $31970 $15.37 0.3
82 Medical Assistants 290 $35340 $16.99 0.45
83 Mechanical Engineers 290 $83660 $40.22 0.2
84 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $100390 $48.26 0.4
85 Dental Assistants 280 $40760 $19.6 0.2
86 Computer Programmers 280 $86910 $41.78 0.2
87 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 270 $49660 $23.88 0.2
88 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $74060 $35.61 0.4
89 Chefs and Head Cooks 270 $39320 $18.9 0.1
90 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $51420 $24.72 0.15
91 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $67670 $32.53 0.45
92 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $136030 $65.4 0.25
93 Computer User Support Specialists 250 $51770 $24.89 0.4
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 240 $109250 $52.53 0.2
95 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $48540 $23.34 0.2
96 Home Health Aides 240 $27360 $13.16 0.7
97 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $60560 $29.12 0.2
98 Nurse Practitioners 240 $99040 $47.62 0.1
99 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $27670 $13.31 0.45
100 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $112890 $54.28 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Danbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 54,740 79,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,730 13,360
Sales and Related Occupations 44,090 10,110
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,110 6,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,650 5,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 96,280 5,000
Production Occupations 42,810 4,960
Management Occupations 132,340 4,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,710 3,990
Retail Salespersons 30,200 3,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,840 3,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,730 3,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,360 3,040
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,920 2,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 55,160 2,690
Cashiers 25,280 2,500
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,470 2,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,760 1,710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,180 1,630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 63,080 1,610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,020 1,580
Registered Nurses 85,830 1,460
General and Operations Managers 145,050 1,430
Customer Service Representatives 40,870 1,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,120 1,330
Waiters and Waitresses 23,790 1,310
Personal Care Aides 26,990 1,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,210 1,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,610 1,270
Protective Service Occupations 55,390 1,260
Office Clerks, General 36,310 1,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,850 1,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,710 1,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,480 1,040
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,320 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,220 1,020
Nursing Assistants 32,380 1,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 94,660 940
Receptionists and Information Clerks 34,050 860
Cooks, Restaurant 29,070 840
Food Preparation Workers 25,150 810
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 34,970 770
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 25,910 690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,800 670
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 35,670 660
Accountants and Auditors 77,700 600
Substitute Teachers 37,510 600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,800 570
Team Assemblers 33,060 560
Cooks, Fast Food 22,970 550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 54,740 79,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,730 13,360
Sales and Related Occupations 44,090 10,110
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,110 6,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,650 5,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 96,280 5,000
Production Occupations 42,810 4,960
Management Occupations 132,340 4,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,710 3,990
Retail Salespersons 30,200 3,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,840 3,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,730 3,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,360 3,040
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,920 2,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 55,160 2,690
Cashiers 25,280 2,500
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,470 2,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,760 1,710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,180 1,630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 63,080 1,610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,020 1,580
Registered Nurses 85,830 1,460
General and Operations Managers 145,050 1,430
Customer Service Representatives 40,870 1,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,120 1,330
Personal Care Aides 26,990 1,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,210 1,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,610 1,270
Protective Service Occupations 55,390 1,260
Office Clerks, General 36,310 1,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,850 1,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,710 1,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,480 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,220 1,020
Nursing Assistants 32,380 1,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 94,660 940
Receptionists and Information Clerks 34,050 860
Cooks, Restaurant 29,070 840
Food Preparation Workers 25,150 810
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 34,970 770
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 25,910 690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,800 670
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 35,670 660
Accountants and Auditors 77,700 600
Substitute Teachers 37,510 600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,800 570
Team Assemblers 33,060 560
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 47,670 550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 47,750 480
Electricians 57,500 470

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