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Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Connecticut Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Connecticut, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
5Electromechanical equipment assemblers$29,2631,7703.4
7Psychiatric technicians$43,7001,4403.3
8Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,8976103.1
9Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$34,3806603.1
10Recreational therapists$42,4766703.0
11Obstetricians and gynecologists$147,8853902.9
12Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$29,3779102.8
13Fire inspectors and investigators$53,7272402.7
14Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,1209202.6
15Financial analysts$82,1965,7302.6
16Internists, general$134,0239002.6
17Mental health and substance abuse social workers$41,1583,1402.6
18Motorboat mechanics$44,1232202.5
19Precision instrument and equipment repairers$50,6201702.5
20Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers$27,8732802.5
21Tool and die makers$48,0152,4702.5
22Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$36,8621,4802.4
23Insurance underwriters$65,5902,7702.4
24Rehabilitation counselors$40,4822,6702.4
25Insurance appraisers, auto damage$52,1052102.4
26First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$65,5328102.4
28Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders$30,9401602.3
29Sales engineers$81,7681,7602.3
30Fence erectors$28,1901002.2
31Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,2462,1302.2
32Highway maintenance workers$41,6332,0802.1
33Crossing guards$23,6921,0602.1
34Vocational education teachers, middle school$56,8561702.1
35Electrical power-line installers and repairers$58,5101,4502.1
36Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$35,1335402.1
37Social and human service assistants$34,6767,0502.0
39Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$35,0724,9102.0
40Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents$115,0385,5901.9
41Athletic trainers$38,6331801.9
42Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators$52,0755,3601.9
43Telephone operators$29,9501001.9
44Funeral attendants$24,1503701.9
45Library technicians$32,7231,8501.9
46Funeral directors$81,1252201.9
47Industrial production managers$91,9133,2601.9
48Recreation workers$28,1915,3001.8
49Photographic processing machine operators$21,8739301.8
50Landscape architects$57,2153201.8
52Coil winders, tapers, and finishers$29,4801801.8
53Industrial engineers$67,2553,6901.8
54Teacher assistants$23,87022,8801.7
55Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers$20,8501,6601.7
56Mental health counselors$37,7141,4901.7
57Physician assistants$79,4111,0601.7
58Electro-mechanical technicians$46,3401801.7
59Refuse and recyclable material collectors$29,7761,6801.7
60Human resources managers$100,3881,1801.7
61Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,8931,1601.7
62Animal control workers$31,1361301.7
63First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$67,4921,3101.7
64Special education teachers, middle school$56,8701,4101.7
65Service station attendants$18,6861,4401.7
66Social and community service managers$55,4482,1401.7
67Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education$55,98810,2601.7
68Chefs and head cooks$42,0982,1801.7
69Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$25,2202,6401.6
70Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$29,8604,3601.6
71Bus drivers, school$27,0367,3201.6
72Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics$32,2252001.6
73Numerical tool and process control programmers$44,7602301.6
74Financial managers$100,9089,4801.6
75Network systems and data communications analysts$66,0143,6801.6
76Special education teachers, secondary school$61,0481,7401.6
77Child, family, and school social workers$52,4854,2601.6
78Computer systems analysts$71,6439,8001.6
79Brokerage clerks$40,9701,2001.6
80Public relations managers$90,5808201.6
81Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors$41,6083,4801.6
82Library assistants, clerical$23,6151,5001.6
83Audio and video equipment technicians$38,1406701.6
84Budget analysts$63,9709401.6
85Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$54,7402701.6
86Loan counselors$44,7003401.5
87Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$39,5781,0501.5
88Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents$62,2261,2601.5
89Dietetic technicians$35,7603101.5
90Photographic process workers$24,3602501.5
91Insurance sales agents$62,1365,1301.5
92Management analysts$73,2008,4401.5
93Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers$28,4483,1101.5
94Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program$46,9587201.5
95Physical therapists$67,8502,6201.5
96Dental hygienists$62,0542,5701.5
97Vocational education teachers, secondary school$58,2571,0201.5
98Veterinary technologists and technicians$31,9051,0001.5
99Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products$75,1016,3901.5
100Computer and information systems managers$104,1714,8701.5


The Most Common Jobs in Connecticut

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Connecticut are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons47,110$26,4380.9
3Office clerks, general30,890$27,7960.9
4Registered nurses30,830$60,8761.1
5Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners28,910$24,4461.2
6Customer service representatives25,970$33,8611.0
7Waiters and waitresses23,800$19,6660.9
8Teacher assistants22,880$23,8701.7
9Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks22,830$35,9761.1
10Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive22,060$32,8381.1
11Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants21,770$27,2851.4
12Executive secretaries and administrative assistants20,960$40,9531.2
13Elementary school teachers, except special education19,180$55,5751.3
14General and operations managers18,760$114,9811.0
15First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers18,510$49,6031.1
16Stock clerks and order fillers17,730$24,3910.9
17Accountants and auditors17,090$63,0951.3
18Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products17,010$68,5281.0
19Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand16,550$25,3480.6
20Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food15,890$19,2210.6
21Receptionists and information clerks14,470$26,5481.1
22Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education13,150$56,0401.3
23Food preparation workers12,850$22,1631.2
24First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers12,730$42,4311.0
25Landscaping and groundskeeping workers12,030$27,8881.1
26Team assemblers11,570$28,2100.9
27Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer11,300$38,0330.7
28Security guards11,280$24,0450.9
29Home health aides10,320$25,2301.4
30Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education10,260$55,9881.7
31Maintenance and repair workers, general9,970$38,1510.7
32Computer systems analysts9,800$71,6431.6
33Truck drivers, light or delivery services9,640$28,9600.9
34Financial managers9,480$100,9081.6
35Maids and housekeeping cleaners8,550$21,9480.9
36First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers8,510$58,4601.2
37Management analysts8,440$73,2001.5
38Automotive service technicians and mechanics8,260$39,8451.1
39Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks8,190$30,0980.9
40Business operations specialists7,980$59,4310.7
41Packers and packagers, hand7,810$20,7580.8
42Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop7,550$18,3681.3
45Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses7,450$47,4851.0
46Bus drivers, school7,320$27,0361.6
47Social and human service assistants7,050$34,6762.0
48Computer software engineers, applications7,020$79,8451.2
49Construction laborers6,970$37,3150.6
51First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers6,850$33,8350.8
52Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers6,790$36,9561.2
53Billing and posting clerks and machine operators6,700$34,3681.1
55Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products6,390$75,1011.5
57Computer programmers6,210$73,1581.3
58Computer support specialists6,190$48,3701.0
59Child care workers6,010$22,1261.0
60Cooks, restaurant5,960$26,4910.6
61Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists5,900$27,2101.4
62Financial analysts5,730$82,1962.6
64Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents5,590$115,0381.9
65Police and sheriff's patrol officers5,570$51,3521.0
66Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators5,360$52,0751.9
67Recreation workers5,300$28,1911.8
68Preschool teachers, except special education5,300$28,2031.3
69Insurance sales agents5,130$62,1361.5
70Personal and home care aides5,080$21,5660.9
71Insurance claims and policy processing clerks4,910$35,0722.0
72Computer and information systems managers4,870$104,1711.5
74Postal service mail carriers4,600$46,0101.2
75Teachers and instructors4,580$51,9800.9
76Medical secretaries4,540$33,2051.2
77Bill and account collectors4,470$34,8910.9
78Network and computer systems administrators4,430$66,2951.3
79Sales managers4,430$111,3831.1
80First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers4,430$64,0100.9
81Sales representatives, services4,390$69,2300.9
82Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic4,360$29,8601.6
84First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers4,290$65,1780.7
85Medical assistants4,270$31,0960.9
86Child, family, and school social workers4,260$52,4851.6
87Computer software engineers, systems software3,930$82,0481.1
88Cooks, fast food3,930$20,0560.6
89Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers3,840$18,5000.8
90Paralegals and legal assistants3,780$45,7861.4
91Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers3,750$45,8981.4
93Industrial engineers3,690$67,2551.8
94Network systems and data communications analysts3,680$66,0141.6
95Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters3,680$52,0720.7
96Mechanical engineers3,640$68,7021.5
97Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products3,620$56,8231.1
98First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers3,560$77,3911.0
99Driver/sales workers3,540$26,9760.8
100Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors3,480$41,6081.6

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