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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 68360 $49110 $23.61 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10250 $39330 $18.91 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6910 $35940 $17.28 10.15
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6690 $62150 $29.88 6.15
5 Production Occupations 6030 $37440 $18 5.85
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5940 $24420 $11.74 8.3
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4910 $89030 $42.8 5.75
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4180 $35330 $16.99 6.45
9 Management Occupations 3700 $107880 $51.86 6.05
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2860 $27120 $13.04 4.1
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 2750 $33240 $15.98 3.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2350 $46900 $22.55 3.8
13 Retail Salespersons 2330 $26740 $12.85 3.1
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2270 $53860 $25.9 4.4
15 Community and Social Service Occupations 2100 $55140 $26.51 1.65
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1950 $64520 $31.02 5.05
17 Cashiers 1860 $22540 $10.84 2.25
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1750 $32910 $15.82 3.7
19 Registered Nurses 1560 $76960 $37 1.9
20 Office Clerks, General 1530 $34020 $16.36 2
21 Nursing Assistants 1340 $30380 $14.61 1.05
22 Protective Service Occupations 1300 $54050 $25.98 2.25
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1270 $39980 $19.22 1.6
24 Personal Care Aides 1180 $26270 $12.63 1.3
25 General and Operations Managers 1180 $112960 $54.31 1.4
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1130 $29680 $14.27 1.6
27 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1020 $57560 $27.67 1
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 960 $27970 $13.45 1.2
29 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $21620 $10.39 1.6
30 Food Preparation Workers 920 $24970 $12.01 0.6
31 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 910 $23970 $11.52 2.15
32 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 860 $20640 $9.92 0.3
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $33320 $16.02 1.6
34 Substitute Teachers 840 $30200 $14.52 0
35 Customer Service Representatives 830 $40690 $19.56 1.75
36 Receptionists and Information Clerks 720 $31970 $15.37 0.7
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 720 $39490 $18.99 1.1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 690 $43770 $21.04 1
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 660 $38450 $18.49 0.6
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 620 $63080 $30.33 1
41 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 590 $70290 $33.8 2.8
42 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 580 $25850 $12.43 0.1
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 560 $48560 $23.35 1.7
44 Childcare Workers 530 $24940 $11.99 0.8
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $46860 $22.53 0.5
46 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 510 $38510 $18.51 0.9
47 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 500 $75980 $36.53 1.65
48 Legal Occupations 500 $73520 $35.35 0.8
49 Accountants and Auditors 490 $59060 $28.39 0.9
50 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 490 $47170 $22.68 1.2
51 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 490 $53870 $25.9 0.5
52 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 450 $60110 $28.9 0.4
53 Team Assemblers 430 $27920 $13.42 0.75
54 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $34950 $16.8 0.3
55 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $31530 $15.16 0.8
56 Tellers 410 $32380 $15.57 0.3
57 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $33510 $16.11 0.6
58 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $27490 $13.22 0.75
59 Electricians 390 $53220 $25.59 0.4
60 Medical Assistants 390 $35070 $16.86 0.45
61 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $37670 $18.11 0.3
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $58600 $28.17 0.45
63 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $66850 $32.14 0.2
64 Tool and Die Makers 360 $63440 $30.5 0.05
65 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $36840 $17.71 0.4
66 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 350 $56490 $27.16 0.6
67 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $32140 $15.45 0
68 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 320 $27900 $13.42 0.2
69 Financial Managers 300 $108710 $52.26 0.4
70 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $41370 $19.89 0.3
71 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $122170 $58.74 0.2
72 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 290 $53550 $25.75 0.2
73 Cooks, Fast Food 290 $20880 $10.04 0.3
74 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $23200 $11.15 0.4
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 $78250 $37.62 0.4
76 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $33080 $15.9 0.1
77 Home Health Aides 280 $27570 $13.25 0.7
78 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $28440 $13.67 0.3
79 Social and Community Service Managers 270 $80330 $38.62 0.1
80 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $26100 $12.55 1
81 Dishwashers 270 $23220 $11.17 0.3
82 Security Guards 270 $39340 $18.92 0.7
83 Carpenters 260 $54630 $26.26 0.6
84 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $50780 $24.41 0.15
85 Construction Laborers 260 $39690 $19.08 0.8
86 Machinists 250 $42790 $20.57 0.3
87 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 240 $49750 $23.92 0.1
88 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $56110 $26.98 0.3
89 Dental Assistants 230 $41170 $19.79 0.2
90 Recreation Workers 230 $25840 $12.42 0.3
91 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 220 $38060 $18.3 0.2
92 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 220 $237180 $114.03 0.2
93 Medical Secretaries 220 $40720 $19.58 0.4
94 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $39530 $19.01 0
95 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $66130 $31.8 0.3
96 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 210 $27510 $13.23 0.2
97 Radiologic Technologists 200 $59760 $28.73 0.1
98 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $26800 $12.89 0.2
99 Lawyers 200 $106540 $51.22 0.5
100 Bartenders 200 $21490 $10.33 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Waterbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,110 68,360
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,330 10,250
Sales and Related Occupations 35,940 6,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 62,150 6,690
Production Occupations 37,440 6,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,420 5,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 89,030 4,910
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,330 4,180
Management Occupations 107,880 3,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,120 2,860
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,240 2,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,900 2,350
Retail Salespersons 26,740 2,330
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,860 2,270
Community and Social Service Occupations 55,140 2,100
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,520 1,950
Cashiers 22,540 1,860
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,910 1,750
Registered Nurses 76,960 1,560
Office Clerks, General 34,020 1,530
Nursing Assistants 30,380 1,340
Protective Service Occupations 54,050 1,300
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,980 1,270
Personal Care Aides 26,270 1,180
General and Operations Managers 112,960 1,180
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,680 1,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,560 1,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,970 960
Waiters and Waitresses 21,620 930
Food Preparation Workers 24,970 920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,970 910
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 20,640 860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,320 840
Substitute Teachers 30,200 840
Customer Service Representatives 40,690 830
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,970 720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,490 720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,770 690
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,450 660
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,080 620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,290 590
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 25,850 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,560 560
Childcare Workers 24,940 530
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 46,860 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,510 510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,980 500
Legal Occupations 73,520 500
Accountants and Auditors 59,060 490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,170 490

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,110 68,360
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,330 10,250
Sales and Related Occupations 35,940 6,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 62,150 6,690
Production Occupations 37,440 6,030
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 89,030 4,910
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,330 4,180
Management Occupations 107,880 3,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,120 2,860
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,240 2,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,900 2,350
Retail Salespersons 26,740 2,330
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,860 2,270
Community and Social Service Occupations 55,140 2,100
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,520 1,950
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,910 1,750
Registered Nurses 76,960 1,560
Office Clerks, General 34,020 1,530
Nursing Assistants 30,380 1,340
Protective Service Occupations 54,050 1,300
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,980 1,270
Personal Care Aides 26,270 1,180
General and Operations Managers 112,960 1,180
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,680 1,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,560 1,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,970 960
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,320 840
Substitute Teachers 30,200 840
Customer Service Representatives 40,690 830
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,970 720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,490 720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,770 690
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,450 660
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,080 620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,290 590
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 25,850 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,560 560
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 46,860 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,510 510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,980 500
Legal Occupations 73,520 500
Accountants and Auditors 59,060 490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,170 490
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 53,870 490
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,110 450
Team Assemblers 27,920 430
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 34,950 430
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,530 420
Tellers 32,380 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,510 410

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