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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations581750$60,040$28.87100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations92270$44,070$21.1914.35
3Sales and Related Occupations50410$45,440$21.859.9
4Management Occupations43930$127,490$61.36.15
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations43020$64,320$30.926.05
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations43010$26,210$12.68.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations37490$95,380$45.855.8
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations37470$80,650$38.775.25
9Production Occupations34890$44,960$21.615.7
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations30970$37,030$17.86.55
11Computer and Mathematical Occupations22480$91,980$44.222.9
12Personal Care and Service Occupations20150$31,640$15.214.3
13Healthcare Support Occupations19420$34,990$16.823
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations17630$53,290$25.623.8
15Construction and Extraction Occupations17200$57,710$27.754.45
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations17010$35,320$16.983.65
17Retail Salespersons13400$30,890$14.852.85
18General and Operations Managers12990$131,240$63.091.5
19Architecture and Engineering Occupations12970$89,430$42.991.7
20Cashiers12820$24,210$11.642.2
21Community and Social Service Occupations12520$57,220$27.511.65
22Registered Nurses12310$79,470$38.211.95
23Office Clerks, General11970$38,990$18.741.9
24Customer Service Representatives11860$40,100$19.281.75
25Protective Service Occupations11130$53,630$25.782.2
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive10020$46,150$22.191.5
27Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food9840$24,200$11.632.3
28Waiters and Waitresses9620$24,640$11.851.7
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners9070$34,540$16.61.55
30Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand8730$32,080$15.421.7
31First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers7830$65,140$31.320.95
32Personal Care Aides7650$27,490$13.221.5
33Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations7610$57,250$27.521.8
34Nursing Assistants7410$32,780$15.761
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers7060$29,680$14.271.3
36Legal Occupations5990$103,580$49.80.8
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks5800$46,190$22.211.05
38Accountants and Auditors5490$78,730$37.850.9
39Financial Managers5440$146,850$70.60.4
40Software Developers, Applications4940$100,470$48.30.55
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products4810$70,640$33.960.9
42Receptionists and Information Clerks4700$34,850$16.760.7
43Cooks, Restaurant4670$27,630$13.280.8
44Security Guards4300$35,890$17.260.7
45Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers4280$33,860$16.280
46First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers4160$45,870$22.051
47Computer Systems Analysts4110$94,400$45.390.4
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers3910$35,210$16.930.8
49Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations3830$80,260$38.590.8
50Computer User Support Specialists3750$60,970$29.310.4
51Business Operations Specialists, All Other3710$73,980$35.570.7
52Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3700$48,100$23.131.2
53Bus Drivers, School or Special Client3670$35,490$17.060.3
54Insurance Sales Agents3650$74,530$35.830.3
55Packers and Packagers, Hand3590$34,910$16.780.45
56Machinists3560$52,900$25.430.25
57Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3520$46,540$22.370.9
58Sales Representatives, Services, All Other3490$60,370$29.020.6
59Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers3450$38,160$18.350.6
60Management Analysts3450$101,090$48.60.5
61Home Health Aides3390$28,230$13.570.7
62Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks3310$50,560$24.310.2
63Medical Assistants3230$36,430$17.510.45
64Computer and Information Systems Managers3210$144,010$69.230.2
65Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers3100$49,890$23.980.3
66Lawyers3050$137,970$66.330.5
67Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators3010$73,510$35.340.2
68Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2910$56,730$27.270.5
69Managers, All Other2790$116,020$55.780.6
70Food Preparation Workers2700$26,110$12.560.6
71Electricians2610$52,750$25.360.4
72Construction Laborers2580$47,650$22.910.8
73Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2570$47,990$23.070.5
74First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2460$65,870$31.670.4
75Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2450$28,210$13.560.9
76Childcare Workers2430$26,350$12.670.8
77Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2410$68,280$32.830.35
78Cooks, Fast Food2390$23,360$11.230.3
79First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2360$32,900$15.820.6
80Physicians and Surgeons, All Other2350$217,750$104.690.25
81Paralegals and Legal Assistants2300$61,400$29.520.2
82Social and Human Service Assistants2290$41,160$19.790.25
83Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other2280$33,780$16.240.2
84Bartenders2270$24,330$11.70.4
85Human Resources Specialists2260$69,090$33.220.35
86Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2220$36,460$17.530.4
87Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists2210$75,370$36.240.4
88Billing and Posting Clerks2190$46,020$22.130.3
89Sales Managers2130$127,940$61.510.2
90Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers2010$71,720$34.480.4
91Civil Engineers2010$92,810$44.620.2
92Child, Family, and School Social Workers1990$72,430$34.820.2
93Financial Analysts1950$94,370$45.370.2
94Medical and Health Services Managers1940$135,690$65.240.25
95Substitute Teachers1930$35,510$17.070
96Carpenters1920$54,880$26.380.7
97Tellers1880$33,940$16.320.3
98Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education1880$40,870$19.650.3
99Dishwashers1880$23,730$11.410.3
100Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1820$33,390$16.050.4
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Jobs More Common Near Hartford Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$60,040581,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$44,07092,270
Sales and Related Occupations$45,44050,410
Management Occupations$127,49043,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$64,32043,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,21043,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$95,38037,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$80,65037,470
Production Occupations$44,96034,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,03030,970
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$91,98022,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,64020,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,99019,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$53,29017,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,71017,200
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,32017,010
Retail Salespersons$30,89013,400
General and Operations Managers$131,24012,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$89,43012,970
Cashiers$24,21012,820
Community and Social Service Occupations$57,22012,520
Registered Nurses$79,47012,310
Office Clerks, General$38,99011,970
Customer Service Representatives$40,10011,860
Protective Service Occupations$53,63011,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,15010,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,2009,840
Waiters and Waitresses$24,6409,620
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$34,5409,070
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,0808,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$65,1407,830
Personal Care Aides$27,4907,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,2507,610
Nursing Assistants$32,7807,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,6807,060
Legal Occupations$103,5805,990
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,1905,800
Accountants and Auditors$78,7305,490
Financial Managers$146,8505,440
Software Developers, Applications$100,4704,940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,6404,810
Receptionists and Information Clerks$34,8504,700
Cooks, Restaurant$27,6304,670
Security Guards$35,8904,300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,8604,280
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8704,160
Computer Systems Analysts$94,4004,110
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$35,2103,910
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$80,2603,830
Computer User Support Specialists$60,9703,750

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$60,040581,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$44,07092,270
Sales and Related Occupations$45,44050,410
Management Occupations$127,49043,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$64,32043,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,21043,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$95,38037,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$80,65037,470
Production Occupations$44,96034,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,03030,970
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$91,98022,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,64020,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,99019,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$53,29017,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,71017,200
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,32017,010
Retail Salespersons$30,89013,400
General and Operations Managers$131,24012,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$89,43012,970
Community and Social Service Occupations$57,22012,520
Registered Nurses$79,47012,310
Office Clerks, General$38,99011,970
Customer Service Representatives$40,10011,860
Protective Service Occupations$53,63011,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,15010,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$34,5409,070
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,0808,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$65,1407,830
Personal Care Aides$27,4907,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,2507,610
Nursing Assistants$32,7807,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,6807,060
Legal Occupations$103,5805,990
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,1905,800
Accountants and Auditors$78,7305,490
Financial Managers$146,8505,440
Software Developers, Applications$100,4704,940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,6404,810
Receptionists and Information Clerks$34,8504,700
Cooks, Restaurant$27,6304,670
Security Guards$35,8904,300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,8604,280
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8704,160
Computer Systems Analysts$94,4004,110
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$35,2103,910
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$80,2603,830
Computer User Support Specialists$60,9703,750
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$73,9803,710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,1003,700
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$35,4903,670

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