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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 Occupations68260$50,960$24.5100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations10050$40,780$19.614.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6610$37,010$17.799.9
4Education, Training, and Library Occupations6430$64,550$31.036.05
5Production Occupations6350$38,860$18.685.7
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6100$25,580$12.38.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5200$90,990$43.755.8
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3950$36,970$17.776.55
9Management Occupations3790$113,420$54.536.15
10Personal Care and Service Occupations3060$28,000$13.464.3
11Healthcare Support Occupations2650$34,140$16.413
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2300$50,120$24.13.8
13Community and Social Service Occupations2210$56,660$27.241.65
14Construction and Extraction Occupations2200$51,750$24.884.45
15Retail Salespersons2190$29,010$13.952.85
16Cashiers1960$23,580$11.342.2
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1740$68,360$32.865.25
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1710$32,900$15.823.65
19Registered Nurses1590$78,230$37.611.95
20Personal Care Aides1560$26,500$12.741.5
21Office Clerks, General1410$35,860$17.241.9
22Protective Service Occupations1410$53,530$25.742.2
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1290$41,610$20.011.5
24Nursing Assistants1290$31,780$15.281
25Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1150$30,430$14.631.7
26General and Operations Managers1130$124,250$59.731.5
27Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1060$24,350$11.712.3
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1030$28,840$13.871.3
29Waiters and Waitresses1010$22,940$11.031.7
30Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1010$28,000$13.460
31First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1010$61,380$29.510.95
32Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop910$22,120$10.630.3
33Food Preparation Workers860$26,130$12.560.6
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners850$32,590$15.671.55
35Substitute Teachers840$30,930$14.870
36Customer Service Representatives790$40,920$19.671.75
37Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic770$25,870$12.440.1
38Receptionists and Information Clerks710$32,880$15.810.7
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers670$47,240$22.711
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations670$48,020$23.091.8
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks650$41,170$19.791.05
42Computer and Mathematical Occupations580$70,820$34.052.9
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General570$41,340$19.880.9
44Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products560$65,660$31.570.9
45Bus Drivers, School or Special Client540$32,940$15.840.3
46Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers520$40,040$19.250.6
47Architecture and Engineering Occupations500$79,730$38.331.7
48Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics490$49,030$23.570.5
49Cooks, Restaurant490$27,680$13.310.8
50Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers480$47,580$22.871.2
51First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers470$65,400$31.440.4
52Legal Occupations470$87,820$42.220.8
53Tool and Die Makers450$63,640$30.60
54Electricians450$50,570$24.310.4
55Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers440$31,110$14.950.8
56Childcare Workers440$25,240$12.130.8
57Medical Assistants430$34,650$16.660.45
58Social and Human Service Assistants430$37,400$17.980.25
59Machinists420$40,460$19.450.25
60Child, Family, and School Social Workers420$68,130$32.760.2
61Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education410$46,550$22.380.3
62Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses400$53,270$25.610.5
63Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers390$60,970$29.310.4
64Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors390$55,920$26.880
65First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers390$35,990$17.30.6
66Security Guards370$36,430$17.510.7
67Tellers370$32,370$15.560.3
68Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks360$35,210$16.930.4
69Financial Managers340$118,150$56.80.4
70Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers340$39,760$19.120.3
71Dishwashers320$23,610$11.350.3
72Accountants and Auditors320$64,610$31.060.9
73Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists300$23,940$11.510.4
74Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic290$36,260$17.440.1
75Medical and Health Services Managers280$121,320$58.330.25
76Social and Community Service Managers280$81,290$39.080.1
77Physicians and Surgeons, All Other270$250,360$120.370.25
78Sales Representatives, Services, All Other270$55,520$26.690.6
79Postal Service Mail Carriers260$49,900$23.990.2
80Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors260$55,420$26.650.2
81Home Health Aides250$27,210$13.080.7
82Construction Laborers240$39,910$19.190.8
83Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters230$47,980$23.070.3
84Carpenters220$58,590$28.170.7
85Bartenders220$23,080$11.10.4
86Medical Secretaries210$41,500$19.950.4
87Billing and Posting Clerks210$41,720$20.060.3
88Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations210$88,270$42.440.8
89Lawyers210$117,570$56.530.5
90Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners210$28,800$13.840.9
91Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria210$34,500$16.580.3
92Dental Assistants210$42,910$20.630.2
93Business Operations Specialists, All Other200$53,390$25.670.7
94Sales Managers200$128,420$61.740.2
95Pharmacy Technicians200$34,150$16.420.3
96Radiologic Technologists200$60,500$29.090.1
97Counter and Rental Clerks190$32,580$15.670.3
98First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$64,350$30.940
99First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers180$83,760$40.270.4
100Paralegals and Legal Assistants180$50,790$24.420.2
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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$50,96068,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$40,78010,050
Sales and Related Occupations$37,0106,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$64,5506,430
Production Occupations$38,8606,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,5806,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,9905,200
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9703,950
Management Occupations$113,4203,790
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,0003,060
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,1402,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,1202,300
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,6602,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,7502,200
Retail Salespersons$29,0102,190
Cashiers$23,5801,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,3601,740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,9001,710
Registered Nurses$78,2301,590
Personal Care Aides$26,5001,560
Office Clerks, General$35,8601,410
Protective Service Occupations$53,5301,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$41,6101,290
Nursing Assistants$31,7801,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,4301,150
General and Operations Managers$124,2501,130
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,3501,060
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,8401,030
Waiters and Waitresses$22,9401,010
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,0001,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$61,3801,010
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$22,120910
Food Preparation Workers$26,130860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$32,590850
Substitute Teachers$30,930840
Customer Service Representatives$40,920790
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$25,870770
Receptionists and Information Clerks$32,880710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,240670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,020670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,170650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,820580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,340570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$65,660560
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$32,940540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,040520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,730500
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$49,030490
Cooks, Restaurant$27,680490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,580480

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$50,96068,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$40,78010,050
Sales and Related Occupations$37,0106,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$64,5506,430
Production Occupations$38,8606,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,5806,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,9905,200
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9703,950
Management Occupations$113,4203,790
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,0003,060
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,1402,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,1202,300
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,6602,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,7502,200
Retail Salespersons$29,0102,190
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,3601,740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,9001,710
Registered Nurses$78,2301,590
Personal Care Aides$26,5001,560
Office Clerks, General$35,8601,410
Protective Service Occupations$53,5301,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$41,6101,290
Nursing Assistants$31,7801,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,4301,150
General and Operations Managers$124,2501,130
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,8401,030
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,0001,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$61,3801,010
Food Preparation Workers$26,130860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$32,590850
Substitute Teachers$30,930840
Customer Service Representatives$40,920790
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$25,870770
Receptionists and Information Clerks$32,880710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,240670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,020670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,170650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,820580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,340570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$65,660560
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$32,940540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,040520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,730500
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$49,030490
Cooks, Restaurant$27,680490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,580480
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$65,400470
Legal Occupations$87,820470
Tool and Die Makers$63,640450
Electricians$50,570450

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