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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 281720 $55480 $26.67 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 46340 $43190 $20.77 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 26720 $42990 $20.67 10.15
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 25280 $71710 $34.48 6.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22660 $26830 $12.9 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 21000 $86540 $41.61 5.75
7 Production Occupations 17200 $40340 $19.4 5.85
8 Management Occupations 16250 $120820 $58.09 6.05
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 15890 $37550 $18.05 6.45
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 11250 $29710 $14.29 4.1
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10930 $76590 $36.82 5.05
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9520 $34250 $16.47 3.7
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9340 $58680 $28.21 4.4
14 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9270 $52810 $25.39 3.8
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 9150 $35040 $16.85 3.05
16 Registered Nurses 7730 $81780 $39.32 1.9
17 Retail Salespersons 7610 $28300 $13.6 3.1
18 Cashiers 6720 $23870 $11.48 2.25
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 6660 $50590 $24.32 1.65
20 Protective Service Occupations 6360 $57180 $27.49 2.25
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6110 $42610 $20.48 1.6
22 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5900 $81760 $39.31 2.8
23 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5660 $31940 $15.35 1.6
24 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5620 $24500 $11.78 2.15
25 Office Clerks, General 5540 $38600 $18.56 2
26 Customer Service Representatives 5330 $42340 $20.35 1.75
27 Waiters and Waitresses 5280 $24100 $11.59 1.6
28 Personal Care Aides 4850 $25960 $12.48 1.3
29 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4540 $62650 $30.12 1
30 General and Operations Managers 4090 $139040 $66.85 1.4
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3990 $30110 $14.48 1.6
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3960 $79640 $38.29 1.65
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3920 $29080 $13.98 1.2
34 Nursing Assistants 3840 $33980 $16.33 1.05
35 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3320 $56540 $27.18 1.7
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3260 $46970 $22.58 1.2
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3080 $46480 $22.35 1.1
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2900 $68730 $33.04 1
39 Team Assemblers 2880 $33810 $16.26 0.75
40 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2650 $89460 $43.01 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2490 $49460 $23.78 1
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2370 $31120 $14.96 0.7
43 Cooks, Restaurant 2290 $28170 $13.54 0.75
44 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2180 $46990 $22.59 0.9
45 Social and Human Service Assistants 2140 $35740 $17.18 0.3
46 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2030 $68160 $32.77 0.5
47 Legal Occupations 1930 $102040 $49.06 0.8
48 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1890 $36100 $17.35 0.3
49 Food Preparation Workers 1890 $28680 $13.79 0.6
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1860 $40050 $19.26 0.8
51 Accountants and Auditors 1840 $75690 $36.39 0.9
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1790 $37220 $17.89 0.6
53 Construction Laborers 1690 $46330 $22.27 0.8
54 Home Health Aides 1610 $28240 $13.58 0.7
55 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1600 $67540 $32.47 0.45
56 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1560 $25640 $12.33 0.2
57 Security Guards 1530 $33250 $15.98 0.7
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1490 $67470 $32.44 0.4
59 Childcare Workers 1490 $26560 $12.77 0.8
60 Financial Managers 1460 $135000 $64.91 0.4
61 Bartenders 1400 $23870 $11.47 0.4
62 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1360 $60140 $28.92 0.6
63 Computer User Support Specialists 1360 $54610 $26.25 0.4
64 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1340 $43750 $21.03 0.6
65 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1330 $56660 $27.24 0.5
66 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1320 $24400 $11.73 1
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1280 $47320 $22.75 0.5
68 Software Developers, Applications 1260 $98110 $47.17 0.5
69 Medical Assistants 1260 $36130 $17.37 0.45
70 Billing and Posting Clerks 1250 $48080 $23.11 0.35
71 Medical and Health Services Managers 1240 $129310 $62.17 0.2
72 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1220 $44650 $21.47 0.3
73 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1190 $35820 $17.22 0.4
74 Electricians 1150 $61680 $29.66 0.4
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1050 $64400 $30.96 0.3
76 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1020 $27340 $13.14 0.45
77 Lawyers 990 $144590 $69.51 0.5
78 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 990 $90680 $43.6 0.2
79 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 980 $79940 $38.43 0.7
80 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 960 $66540 $31.99 0.35
81 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 960 $80330 $38.62 0.4
82 Sales Managers 950 $133350 $64.11 0.2
83 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 950 $31690 $15.24 0.3
84 Dishwashers 940 $22650 $10.89 0.3
85 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 940 $223820 $107.6 0.2
86 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 920 $71170 $34.22 0.1
87 Machinists 910 $44970 $21.62 0.3
88 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 900 $35610 $17.12 0.1
89 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 900 $57980 $27.87 0.2
90 Carpenters 880 $53630 $25.78 0.6
91 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 880 $33740 $16.22 0.4
92 Management Analysts 850 $94870 $45.61 0.5
93 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 850 $48730 $23.43 0.2
94 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 840 $21990 $10.57 0.3
95 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $79140 $38.05 0.3
96 Computer and Information Systems Managers 820 $119430 $57.42 0.25
97 Counter and Rental Clerks 800 $39430 $18.96 0.3
98 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 770 $28500 $13.7 0.2
99 Administrative Services Managers 770 $100170 $48.16 0.2
100 Insurance Sales Agents 770 $77200 $37.11 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near New Haven Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 55,480 281,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,190 46,340
Sales and Related Occupations 42,990 26,720
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 71,710 25,280
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,830 22,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,540 21,000
Production Occupations 40,340 17,200
Management Occupations 120,820 16,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,550 15,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,710 11,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 76,590 10,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 34,250 9,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations 58,680 9,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,810 9,270
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,040 9,150
Registered Nurses 81,780 7,730
Retail Salespersons 28,300 7,610
Cashiers 23,870 6,720
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,590 6,660
Protective Service Occupations 57,180 6,360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 42,610 6,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 81,760 5,900
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,940 5,660
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,500 5,620
Office Clerks, General 38,600 5,540
Customer Service Representatives 42,340 5,330
Waiters and Waitresses 24,100 5,280
Personal Care Aides 25,960 4,850
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,650 4,540
General and Operations Managers 139,040 4,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,110 3,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,640 3,960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,080 3,920
Nursing Assistants 33,980 3,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,540 3,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,970 3,260
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,480 3,080
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 68,730 2,900
Team Assemblers 33,810 2,880
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 89,460 2,650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,460 2,490
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,120 2,370
Cooks, Restaurant 28,170 2,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,990 2,180
Social and Human Service Assistants 35,740 2,140
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 68,160 2,030
Legal Occupations 102,040 1,930
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 36,100 1,890
Food Preparation Workers 28,680 1,890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40,050 1,860

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 55,480 281,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,190 46,340
Sales and Related Occupations 42,990 26,720
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 71,710 25,280
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,830 22,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,540 21,000
Production Occupations 40,340 17,200
Management Occupations 120,820 16,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,550 15,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,710 11,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 76,590 10,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 34,250 9,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations 58,680 9,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,810 9,270
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,040 9,150
Registered Nurses 81,780 7,730
Retail Salespersons 28,300 7,610
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,590 6,660
Protective Service Occupations 57,180 6,360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 42,610 6,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 81,760 5,900
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,940 5,660
Office Clerks, General 38,600 5,540
Customer Service Representatives 42,340 5,330
Personal Care Aides 25,960 4,850
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,650 4,540
General and Operations Managers 139,040 4,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,110 3,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,640 3,960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,080 3,920
Nursing Assistants 33,980 3,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,540 3,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,970 3,260
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,480 3,080
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 68,730 2,900
Team Assemblers 33,810 2,880
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 89,460 2,650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,460 2,490
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,120 2,370
Cooks, Restaurant 28,170 2,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,990 2,180
Social and Human Service Assistants 35,740 2,140
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 68,160 2,030
Legal Occupations 102,040 1,930
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 36,100 1,890
Food Preparation Workers 28,680 1,890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40,050 1,860
Accountants and Auditors 75,690 1,840
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 37,220 1,790
Construction Laborers 46,330 1,690

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