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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.

Jobs in Hartford

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 580440 $58400 $28.08 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 93450 $43690 $21 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 50790 $45630 $21.94 10.15
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43950 $61890 $29.75 6.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 42810 $25440 $12.23 8.3
6 Management Occupations 42060 $125630 $60.4 6.05
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 37550 $78680 $37.83 5.05
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 36820 $90750 $43.63 5.75
9 Production Occupations 35190 $43520 $20.93 5.85
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30420 $36160 $17.39 6.45
11 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 21190 $90110 $43.32 2.8
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 18730 $30240 $14.54 4.1
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 18230 $34640 $16.65 3.05
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 18060 $54960 $26.43 4.4
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 17400 $33960 $16.33 3.7
16 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 17300 $51430 $24.73 3.8
17 Retail Salespersons 14540 $28950 $13.92 3.1
18 General and Operations Managers 13600 $127410 $61.25 1.4
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 13490 $55250 $26.56 1.65
20 Office Clerks, General 12990 $39560 $19.02 2
21 Cashiers 12730 $23360 $11.23 2.25
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 12560 $86940 $41.8 1.65
23 Customer Service Representatives 12370 $42000 $20.19 1.75
24 Registered Nurses 11710 $77420 $37.22 1.9
25 Protective Service Occupations 11370 $52530 $25.25 2.25
26 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 10270 $22980 $11.05 2.15
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 10020 $44280 $21.29 1.6
28 Waiters and Waitresses 9350 $23850 $11.47 1.6
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 9100 $33540 $16.13 1.6
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 8850 $58640 $28.19 1.7
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8370 $31440 $15.12 1.6
32 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7330 $65390 $31.44 1
33 Nursing Assistants 7230 $31510 $15.15 1.05
34 Personal Care Aides 7160 $27330 $13.14 1.3
35 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6720 $30010 $14.43 1.2
36 Legal Occupations 6010 $99650 $47.91 0.8
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5910 $44530 $21.41 1.1
38 Accountants and Auditors 5820 $78190 $37.59 0.9
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4980 $79280 $38.12 1
40 Financial Managers 4950 $145110 $69.76 0.4
41 Cooks, Restaurant 4620 $26370 $12.68 0.75
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4460 $34180 $16.43 0.7
43 Security Guards 4360 $35200 $16.92 0.7
44 Software Developers, Applications 4350 $96990 $46.63 0.5
45 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4080 $47720 $22.94 1.2
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4050 $46550 $22.38 1
47 Machinists 4040 $50750 $24.4 0.3
48 Computer Systems Analysts 3880 $92500 $44.47 0.4
49 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3850 $80290 $38.6 0.9
50 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3790 $74180 $35.67 0.7
51 Insurance Sales Agents 3780 $72460 $34.84 0.3
52 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 3710 $34750 $16.71 0.3
53 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3690 $32950 $15.84 0.8
54 Management Analysts 3600 $97100 $46.68 0.5
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 3520 $36030 $17.32 0.6
56 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 3490 $62720 $30.15 0.6
57 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 3410 $50580 $24.32 0.3
58 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3400 $43260 $20.8 0.9
59 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 3220 $50460 $24.26 0.2
60 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 3140 $72050 $34.64 0.2
61 Lawyers 3130 $131380 $63.16 0.5
62 Packers and Packagers, Hand 3090 $31780 $15.28 0.45
63 Team Assemblers 3010 $35470 $17.05 0.75
64 Computer User Support Specialists 3000 $59610 $28.66 0.4
65 Medical Assistants 2990 $36560 $17.58 0.45
66 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2990 $145320 $69.87 0.25
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2840 $43960 $21.14 0.5
68 Home Health Aides 2770 $27540 $13.24 0.7
69 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2760 $26440 $12.71 1
70 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2760 $55640 $26.75 0.5
71 Electricians 2730 $52950 $25.46 0.4
72 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2540 $67090 $32.25 0.5
73 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2520 $66020 $31.74 0.4
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2470 $36480 $17.54 0.4
75 Cooks, Fast Food 2450 $21780 $10.47 0.3
76 Food Preparation Workers 2450 $25710 $12.36 0.6
77 Social and Human Service Assistants 2440 $41850 $20.12 0.3
78 Construction Laborers 2430 $44130 $21.21 0.8
79 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2420 $34290 $16.48 0.6
80 Bartenders 2420 $23920 $11.5 0.4
81 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2320 $30970 $14.89 0.2
82 Managers, All Other 2320 $112780 $54.22 0.65
83 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2250 $58280 $28.02 0.2
84 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 2220 $72950 $35.07 0.35
85 Human Resources Specialists 2170 $68820 $33.09 0.3
86 Billing and Posting Clerks 2160 $45740 $21.99 0.35
87 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2150 $69270 $33.3 0.2
88 Childcare Workers 2120 $24630 $11.84 0.8
89 Carpenters 2050 $51740 $24.88 0.6
90 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2040 $34230 $16.46 0.3
91 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2040 $69600 $33.46 0.45
92 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2040 $63660 $30.61 0.3
93 Software Developers, Systems Software 1990 $103830 $49.92 0.3
94 Insurance Underwriters 1990 $79480 $38.21 0.1
95 Financial Analysts 1940 $91970 $44.22 0.2
96 Substitute Teachers 1900 $33430 $16.07 0
97 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1850 $184290 $88.6 0.2
98 Dishwashers 1830 $22640 $10.88 0.3
99 Compliance Officers 1810 $79680 $38.31 0.2
100 Sales Managers 1780 $140840 $67.71 0.2
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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
All Occupations 58,400 580,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,690 93,450
Sales and Related Occupations 45,630 50,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,890 43,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,440 42,810
Management Occupations 125,630 42,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,680 37,550
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,750 36,820
Production Occupations 43,520 35,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,160 30,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 90,110 21,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,240 18,730
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,640 18,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 54,960 18,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,960 17,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,430 17,300
Retail Salespersons 28,950 14,540
General and Operations Managers 127,410 13,600
Community and Social Service Occupations 55,250 13,490
Office Clerks, General 39,560 12,990
Cashiers 23,360 12,730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 86,940 12,560
Customer Service Representatives 42,000 12,370
Registered Nurses 77,420 11,710
Protective Service Occupations 52,530 11,370
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,980 10,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 44,280 10,020
Waiters and Waitresses 23,850 9,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,540 9,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 58,640 8,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,440 8,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 65,390 7,330
Nursing Assistants 31,510 7,230
Personal Care Aides 27,330 7,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,010 6,720
Legal Occupations 99,650 6,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,530 5,910
Accountants and Auditors 78,190 5,820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,280 4,980
Financial Managers 145,110 4,950
Cooks, Restaurant 26,370 4,620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 34,180 4,460
Security Guards 35,200 4,360
Software Developers, Applications 96,990 4,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,720 4,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,550 4,050
Machinists 50,750 4,040
Computer Systems Analysts 92,500 3,880
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 80,290 3,850
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 74,180 3,790

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 58,400 580,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,690 93,450
Sales and Related Occupations 45,630 50,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,890 43,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,440 42,810
Management Occupations 125,630 42,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,680 37,550
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,750 36,820
Production Occupations 43,520 35,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,160 30,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 90,110 21,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,240 18,730
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,640 18,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 54,960 18,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,960 17,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,430 17,300
Retail Salespersons 28,950 14,540
General and Operations Managers 127,410 13,600
Community and Social Service Occupations 55,250 13,490
Office Clerks, General 39,560 12,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 86,940 12,560
Customer Service Representatives 42,000 12,370
Registered Nurses 77,420 11,710
Protective Service Occupations 52,530 11,370
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 44,280 10,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,540 9,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 58,640 8,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,440 8,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 65,390 7,330
Nursing Assistants 31,510 7,230
Personal Care Aides 27,330 7,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,010 6,720
Legal Occupations 99,650 6,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,530 5,910
Accountants and Auditors 78,190 5,820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,280 4,980
Financial Managers 145,110 4,950
Cooks, Restaurant 26,370 4,620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 34,180 4,460
Security Guards 35,200 4,360
Software Developers, Applications 96,990 4,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,720 4,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,550 4,050
Machinists 50,750 4,040
Computer Systems Analysts 92,500 3,880
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 80,290 3,850
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 74,180 3,790
Insurance Sales Agents 72,460 3,780
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 34,750 3,710
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,950 3,690

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