Waterbury Employment

Employment and Industries in the Waterbury, Connecticut Area

Manufacturing is the core of Waterbury's economy, however the city is diversifying into areas such as chemical research, warehouse and distribution, retail and banking. Waterbury is home to the headquarters of Les-Care Kitchens, Webster Financial Corp, American Bank of Connecticut, QSend Technologies, Hubbard-Hall and other firms.

The city of Waterbury offers tax abatements and other benefits to attract information technology companies. Waterbury is given preference regarding bidding on federal procurement contracts due to being classified as a labor surplus area. In addition, the area's office of Workforce Connection and the Connecticut Labor Department provide job training assistance and on-the-job training. The Waterbury Education Department has partnered with numerous manufacturers to offer an apprenticeship program for the automatic screw machine industry.

Shown below, in descending order, are Waterbury's largest employment sectors:

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

Some of the most popular occupations where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, child, family and school social workers; lawyers and physical therapists.

A list of Waterbury's primary employers is shown below:

  • City of Waterbury
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Abbot Terrace Health Center
  • Anamet Inc
  • Center Bank
  • Connecticut Light & Power Company
  • Cedar Lane Rehabilitation Center
  • Southern New England Telephone
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • Volatarc Technologies Inc
  • Stop & Shop
  • Waterbury Buckle Company
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Waterbury Companies Inc
  • Waterbury Republic-American

Notable information regarding Waterbury: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 132.6 which is high when compared to the country's average of 100. In 2007, the estimated median household income was $40,000. Approximately 14% of the population over 25 years of age hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Business organizations offering assistance to Waterbury firms include:

The Republican-American offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Waterbury.

Jobs in Waterbury

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations68110$51,640$24.82100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9900$41,790$20.0913.75
3Sales and Related Occupations6460$40,710$19.579.5
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6430$26,600$12.798.7
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations5880$60,990$29.326
6Production Occupations5660$42,860$20.65.6
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5420$89,470$43.025.85
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4190$37,780$18.166.7
9Personal Care and Service Occupations3740$28,520$13.714.65
10Management Occupations3450$115,940$55.746.35
11Healthcare Support Occupations2800$34,630$16.652.85
12Construction and Extraction Occupations2400$54,330$26.124.6
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2400$51,810$24.913.75
14Community and Social Service Occupations2030$53,790$25.861.75
15Personal Care Aides2020$26,710$12.841.7
16Retail Salespersons2020$35,470$17.052.7
17Cashiers2000$24,670$11.862.2
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1870$35,100$16.883.6
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations1700$72,450$34.835.35
20Registered Nurses1660$76,180$36.631.95
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1610$24,810$11.932.45
22Protective Service Occupations1420$58,620$28.182.2
23Office Clerks, General1410$35,810$17.221.9
24Nursing Assistants1380$31,430$15.110.95
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1370$43,190$20.771.4
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1110$31,460$15.131.25
27Waiters and Waitresses1060$23,890$11.491.65
28First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers970$60,540$29.10.95
29Food Preparation Workers930$26,430$12.710.5
30Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand920$30,590$14.71.8
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners910$34,860$16.761.5
32General and Operations Managers900$140,780$67.681.5
33First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers840$54,990$26.440.95
34Customer Service Representatives830$42,310$20.341.75
35Receptionists and Information Clerks680$33,870$16.280.7
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks620$43,380$20.861.05
37Social and Human Service Assistants620$34,350$16.520.3
38Computer and Mathematical Occupations590$71,410$34.333
39Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers580$49,030$23.571.2
40Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics570$50,640$24.340.5
41Cooks, Restaurant550$27,920$13.420.9
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General550$41,710$20.050.9
43Electricians530$55,010$26.450.45
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers520$41,240$19.830.6
45Tool and Die Makers510$66,360$31.90
46Architecture and Engineering Occupations480$86,310$41.51.7
47Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations470$55,620$26.741.8
48First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers470$70,730$340.4
49Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses470$53,410$25.680.5
50Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop450$23,460$11.280.3
51Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers450$32,930$15.830.75
52Medical Assistants440$37,420$17.990.45
53Substitute Teachers430$30,950$14.880.4
54Childcare Workers420$26,180$12.590.7
55Legal Occupations410$98,660$47.430.8
56Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic410$30,150$14.50.1
57Bus Drivers, School or Special Client400$33,990$16.340.3
58Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products400$67,830$32.610.85
59First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers380$39,150$18.820.6
60Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers380$69,200$33.270.4
61Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations370$91,550$44.010.8
62Machinists370$42,160$20.270.2
63Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education370$44,380$21.340.3
64Recreation Workers360$27,030$130.3
65Child, Family, and School Social Workers350$71,580$34.410.2
66Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers350$38,450$18.480.35
67Security Guards350$36,980$17.780.7
68Home Health Aides330$28,130$13.530.6
69Financial Managers320$121,980$58.650.4
70Physicians and Surgeons, All Other320$211,850$101.850.3
71Construction Laborers310$45,360$21.810.9
72Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic310$38,760$18.640.1
73Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics300$46,810$22.50.2
74Medical and Health Services Managers300$110,290$53.020.3
75Tellers300$32,370$15.560.25
76Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks290$37,640$18.10.4
77Bartenders280$23,930$11.510.4
78Postal Service Mail Carriers270$51,780$24.90.2
79Dishwashers250$24,730$11.890.3
80Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners250$28,630$13.760.9
81Accountants and Auditors240$66,450$31.950.9
82First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers230$84,720$40.730.4
83Pharmacy Technicians230$33,700$16.20.3
84Physical Therapists230$89,360$42.960.2
85Sales Representatives, Services, All Other230$58,150$27.960.7
86Social and Community Service Managers230$71,340$34.30.1
87Billing and Posting Clerks220$44,740$21.510.3
88First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors220$66,050$31.750.3
89Lawyers220$121,860$58.580.5
90Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters220$52,820$25.40.3
91Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria210$36,380$17.490.3
92Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors210$59,930$28.810.2
93Counter and Rental Clerks200$35,110$16.880.3
94Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other200$28,160$13.540.1
95Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators200$60,630$29.150.25
96Buyers and Purchasing Agents190$61,720$29.670.25
97First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers190$69,910$33.610.3
98Firefighters180$68,190$32.780.2
99Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop180$25,200$12.120.3
100Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic180$37,680$18.120
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Waterbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$51,64068,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$41,7909,900
Sales and Related Occupations$40,7106,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,6006,430
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,9905,880
Production Occupations$42,8605,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,4705,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,7804,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,5203,740
Management Occupations$115,9403,450
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,6302,800
Construction and Extraction Occupations$54,3302,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,8102,400
Community and Social Service Occupations$53,7902,030
Personal Care Aides$26,7102,020
Retail Salespersons$35,4702,020
Cashiers$24,6702,000
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,1001,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$72,4501,700
Registered Nurses$76,1801,660
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,8101,610
Protective Service Occupations$58,6201,420
Office Clerks, General$35,8101,410
Nursing Assistants$31,4301,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,1901,370
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4601,110
Waiters and Waitresses$23,8901,060
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$60,540970
Food Preparation Workers$26,430930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,590920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$34,860910
General and Operations Managers$140,780900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$54,990840
Customer Service Representatives$42,310830
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,870680
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,380620
Social and Human Service Assistants$34,350620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,410590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$49,030580
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$50,640570
Cooks, Restaurant$27,920550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,710550
Electricians$55,010530
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$41,240520
Tool and Die Makers$66,360510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$86,310480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,620470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$70,730470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$53,410470
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$23,460450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$51,64068,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$41,7909,900
Sales and Related Occupations$40,7106,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,6006,430
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,9905,880
Production Occupations$42,8605,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,4705,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,7804,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,5203,740
Management Occupations$115,9403,450
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,6302,800
Construction and Extraction Occupations$54,3302,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,8102,400
Community and Social Service Occupations$53,7902,030
Personal Care Aides$26,7102,020
Retail Salespersons$35,4702,020
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$35,1001,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$72,4501,700
Registered Nurses$76,1801,660
Protective Service Occupations$58,6201,420
Office Clerks, General$35,8101,410
Nursing Assistants$31,4301,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,1901,370
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4601,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$60,540970
Food Preparation Workers$26,430930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,590920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$34,860910
General and Operations Managers$140,780900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$54,990840
Customer Service Representatives$42,310830
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,870680
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,380620
Social and Human Service Assistants$34,350620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,410590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$49,030580
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$50,640570
Cooks, Restaurant$27,920550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,710550
Electricians$55,010530
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$41,240520
Tool and Die Makers$66,360510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$86,310480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,620470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$70,730470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$53,410470
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$32,930450
Medical Assistants$37,420440
Substitute Teachers$30,950430
Childcare Workers$26,180420

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