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New Haven Employment

Employment and Industries in the New Haven, Connecticut Area

New Haven has a diverse economy. The primary elements of the economy include Yale University, healthcare, financial services, retail trade and professional services. Over half of the economy is based on services, especially healthcare, education and financial. New Haven also has a growing bio-technology industry, due primarily to Yale Medical School, pharmaceutical companies and local healthcare. Yale University and Yale Medical School also attract high-technology companies and research and development organizations. Yale University is the city's largest employer.

About 9% of the economy is based on manufacturing. Numerous types of goods are produced in the New Haven area, such as computer software, clocks, watches, tools, airplane parts and cutlery. In addition, New Haven is the state's largest wholesale distribution center.

New Haven's major employment sectors are shown below in descending order:

  • Education and health services
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance

The city offers several business incentive programs that provide information and loans to the Bioscience, Aerospace and Information Technology industries. The Urban Jobs and Enterprise Zone Program offers income tax credits and property tax abatements for manufacturing companies as well as other types of assistance. The city of New Haven along with the state of Connecticut and numerous organizations offer programs that assist employers and workers in recruitment, placement and referral. Apprenticeships, manufacturing job placement and on-the-job training are also provided.

The major employers in New Haven are:

  • Yale University
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Hospital of St Raphael
  • Southern New England Telephone Company
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • The United Illuminating Company
  • New Haven Register
  • ASSA-ABLOY Sargent
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Pritchard Industries
  • New Haven Register
  • Gateway Community Technical College

Noteworthy data regarding New Haven: Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 27% have a bachelor's degree or better. The cost of living index in 2008 was 143.8 which is very high when compared to the country's average of 100. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $39,000.

Business organizations offering assistance to New Haven companies include:

The New Haven Register offers current information regarding the business endeavors in New Haven.

Jobs in New Haven

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations273160$55,450$26.66100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations44120$43,140$20.7414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations26100$44,130$21.229.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations23500$26,850$12.918.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations21640$68,520$32.946.05
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations21530$89,900$43.225.8
7Production Occupations16380$42,300$20.345.7
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations15970$38,510$18.526.55
9Management Occupations14700$124,370$59.86.15
10Personal Care and Service Occupations12970$30,770$14.794.3
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations10320$76,790$36.925.25
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9590$54,510$26.213.8
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations9260$33,560$16.133.65
14Construction and Extraction Occupations9110$56,210$27.034.45
15Healthcare Support Occupations8670$37,010$17.793
16Registered Nurses8050$82,600$39.711.95
17Cashiers7570$24,000$11.542.2
18Retail Salespersons6980$29,920$14.382.85
19Protective Service Occupations6270$56,860$27.342.2
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive6240$43,530$20.931.5
21Community and Social Service Occupations6220$52,600$25.291.65
22Customer Service Representatives5980$39,450$18.961.75
23Personal Care Aides5750$26,660$12.821.5
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5680$31,610$15.21.55
25Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food5370$24,190$11.632.3
26Computer and Mathematical Occupations5330$81,390$39.132.9
27Office Clerks, General5010$39,370$18.931.9
28Waiters and Waitresses4960$24,190$11.631.7
29Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4640$32,960$15.851.7
30Nursing Assistants4180$34,980$16.821
31First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers4070$63,630$30.590.95
32Architecture and Engineering Occupations4010$84,150$40.461.7
33General and Operations Managers3950$143,710$69.091.5
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3640$29,810$14.331.3
35Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers3180$35,270$16.960
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3120$55,910$26.881.8
37Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2980$48,380$23.261.2
38Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2770$77,300$37.160.9
39Food Preparation Workers2760$28,370$13.640.6
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2740$46,970$22.581.05
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2440$49,390$23.751
42Receptionists and Information Clerks2310$32,720$15.730.7
43Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2310$90,340$43.430.8
44Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2290$47,740$22.950.9
45Cooks, Restaurant2120$28,930$13.910.8
46Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2050$37,090$17.830.8
47Legal Occupations1930$107,500$51.680.8
48Childcare Workers1850$27,570$13.250.8
49Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1840$37,880$18.210.6
50Construction Laborers1750$45,580$21.910.8
51Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1750$35,470$17.050.3
52Security Guards1690$32,920$15.830.7
53Social and Human Service Assistants1660$37,200$17.880.25
54Accountants and Auditors1630$78,200$37.590.9
55First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1510$72,810$35.010.4
56First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1510$39,260$18.870.6
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1460$44,500$21.40.5
58Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1420$58,210$27.990.5
59Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1400$70,530$33.910.4
60Bartenders1370$22,920$11.020.4
61Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1320$66,850$32.140.6
62Computer User Support Specialists1310$56,340$27.090.4
63Financial Managers1290$130,650$62.810.4
64Medical and Health Services Managers1210$127,850$61.470.25
65Medical Assistants1180$36,970$17.780.45
66Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1120$35,470$17.050.4
67Dishwashers1120$23,210$11.160.3
68Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1100$47,070$22.630.3
69Packers and Packagers, Hand1100$27,860$13.40.45
70Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1050$232,340$111.70.25
71Lawyers1050$146,340$70.350.5
72Software Developers, Applications1030$97,250$46.750.55
73Machinists1030$51,050$24.540.25
74Carpenters1020$52,950$25.460.7
75Electricians1020$59,050$28.390.4
76Billing and Posting Clerks980$48,740$23.430.3
77Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners980$26,360$12.670.9
78Business Operations Specialists, All Other980$78,370$37.680.7
79Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics950$49,590$23.840.2
80Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters950$60,660$29.160.3
81Child, Family, and School Social Workers940$58,700$28.220.2
82Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop900$23,360$11.230.3
83First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers880$81,060$38.970.3
84First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers870$82,490$39.660.4
85Management Analysts860$95,220$45.780.5
86Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists850$66,960$32.190.4
87Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors840$46,700$22.450
88Food Servers, Nonrestaurant830$29,340$14.110.2
89Physical Therapists810$86,880$41.770.2
90Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products800$86,440$41.560.2
91Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists790$38,930$18.710.4
92First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors790$59,260$28.490
93Home Health Aides780$29,540$14.20.7
94Sales Managers770$133,770$64.310.2
95Substitute Teachers770$30,160$14.50
96Medical Secretaries750$47,390$22.790.4
97Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks740$47,300$22.740.2
98Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education740$35,300$16.970.3
99Counter and Rental Clerks740$39,440$18.960.3
100Dental Hygienists730$83,270$40.030.1
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Jobs More Common Near New Haven Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$55,450273,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,14044,120
Sales and Related Occupations$44,13026,100
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,85023,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$68,52021,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,90021,530
Production Occupations$42,30016,380
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,51015,970
Management Occupations$124,37014,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,77012,970
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$76,79010,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$54,5109,590
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,5609,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations$56,2109,110
Healthcare Support Occupations$37,0108,670
Registered Nurses$82,6008,050
Cashiers$24,0007,570
Retail Salespersons$29,9206,980
Protective Service Occupations$56,8606,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,5306,240
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,6006,220
Customer Service Representatives$39,4505,980
Personal Care Aides$26,6605,750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,6105,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,1905,370
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,3905,330
Office Clerks, General$39,3705,010
Waiters and Waitresses$24,1904,960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,9604,640
Nursing Assistants$34,9804,180
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$63,6304,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,1504,010
General and Operations Managers$143,7103,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,8103,640
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,2703,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,9103,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,3802,980
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,3002,770
Food Preparation Workers$28,3702,760
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,9702,740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,3902,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$32,7202,310
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$90,3402,310
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$47,7402,290
Cooks, Restaurant$28,9302,120
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$37,0902,050
Legal Occupations$107,5001,930
Childcare Workers$27,5701,850
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,8801,840
Construction Laborers$45,5801,750

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$55,450273,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,14044,120
Sales and Related Occupations$44,13026,100
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,85023,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$68,52021,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,90021,530
Production Occupations$42,30016,380
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,51015,970
Management Occupations$124,37014,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,77012,970
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$76,79010,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$54,5109,590
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,5609,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations$56,2109,110
Healthcare Support Occupations$37,0108,670
Registered Nurses$82,6008,050
Retail Salespersons$29,9206,980
Protective Service Occupations$56,8606,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,5306,240
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,6006,220
Customer Service Representatives$39,4505,980
Personal Care Aides$26,6605,750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,6105,680
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,3905,330
Office Clerks, General$39,3705,010
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,9604,640
Nursing Assistants$34,9804,180
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$63,6304,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,1504,010
General and Operations Managers$143,7103,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,8103,640
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,2703,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,9103,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,3802,980
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,3002,770
Food Preparation Workers$28,3702,760
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,9702,740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,3902,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$32,7202,310
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$90,3402,310
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$47,7402,290
Cooks, Restaurant$28,9302,120
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$37,0902,050
Legal Occupations$107,5001,930
Childcare Workers$27,5701,850
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,8801,840
Construction Laborers$45,5801,750
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$35,4701,750
Security Guards$32,9201,690
Social and Human Service Assistants$37,2001,660

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