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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Connecticut

What professions have the highest employment in Connecticut? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Connecticut. We note that the total employment in Connecticut is 1,646,510. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 54,210 people (3.29 percent of the total employment in Connecticut). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 38,800 people (2.36 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Connecticut is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Connecticut

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,646,510
100.00% $42,990
2 Retail Salespersons
54,210
3.29% $22,700
3 Cashiers
38,800
2.36% $20,290
4 Registered Nurses
33,780
2.05% $75,280
5 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
31,990
1.94% $38,980
6 General and Operations Managers
31,660
1.92% $120,030
7 Office Clerks, General
30,350
1.84% $34,120
8 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
29,290
1.78% $19,570
9 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
29,190
1.77% $26,800
10 Customer Service Representatives
28,350
1.72% $37,360
11 Waiters and Waitresses
26,330
1.60% $19,140
12 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
26,170
1.59% $57,510
13 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
22,720
1.38% $28,090
14 Nursing Assistants
21,670
1.32% $30,920
15 Teacher Assistants
20,520
1.25% $28,120
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
20,460
1.24% $23,760
17 Personal Care Aides
19,960
1.21% $24,720
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19,140
1.16% $42,730
19 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
16,510
1.00% $71,590
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15,970
0.97% $42,800
21 Accountants and Auditors
15,020
0.91% $71,650
22 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
14,580
0.89% $70,980
23 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
14,290
0.87% $63,190
24 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
13,640
0.83% $30,210
25 Financial Managers
13,130
0.80% $123,240
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
12,580
0.76% $45,310
27 Receptionists and Information Clerks
12,570
0.76% $31,720
28 Security Guards
11,640
0.71% $27,770
29 Restaurant Cooks
11,020
0.67% $25,920
30 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
10,770
0.65% $32,610
31 Food Preparation Workers
10,770
0.65% $21,710
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
10,560
0.64% $42,630
33 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
10,020
0.61% $33,900
34 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
9,980
0.61% $62,010
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
9,970
0.61% $22,920
36 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,850
0.60% $73,160
37 Management Analysts
9,480
0.58% $86,620
38 Team Assemblers
9,300
0.56% $29,110
39 Substitute Teachers
9,090
0.55% $28,210
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
8,750
0.53% $55,340
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8,670
0.53% $33,700
42 Other Sales Representatives
8,630
0.52% $59,440
43 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
8,600
0.52% $40,690
44 Childcare Workers
8,400
0.51% $21,840
45 Machinists
8,260
0.50% $44,690
46 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
8,240
0.50% $63,900
47 Applications Software Developers
8,200
0.50% $92,940
48 Social and Human Service Assistants
8,030
0.49% $36,950
49 Computer User Support Specialists
7,920
0.48% $54,710
50 Other Business Operations Specialists
7,850
0.48% $72,340
51 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
7,810
0.47% $42,110
52 Computer Systems Analysts
7,720
0.47% $89,000
53 Lawyers
7,580
0.46% $122,100
54 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
7,410
0.45% $32,550
55 Fast Food Cooks
7,400
0.45% $19,470
56 Home Health Aides
7,390
0.45% $27,330
57 Bartenders
7,240
0.44% $19,200
58 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
7,220
0.44% $66,320
59 Sales Managers
7,160
0.43% $125,260
60 Computer and Information Systems Managers
7,040
0.43% $126,250
61 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
6,970
0.42% $19,150
62 Medical Assistants
6,920
0.42% $34,000
63 Packers and Packagers
6,910
0.42% $24,550
64 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
6,530
0.40% $64,520
65 Financial Analysts
6,500
0.39% $81,630
66 Carpenters
6,400
0.39% $49,390
67 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
6,350
0.39% $30,500
68 Construction Laborers
6,250
0.38% $42,180
69 Electricians
6,080
0.37% $56,040
70 Mechanical Engineers
6,050
0.37% $82,410
71 Dishwashers
6,010
0.37% $19,570
72 All Other Managers
5,920
0.36% $111,260
73 Billing and Posting Clerks
5,850
0.36% $40,760
74 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
5,810
0.35% $23,770
75 Human Resources Specialists
5,750
0.35% $62,990
76 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
5,670
0.34% $119,370
77 Tellers
5,600
0.34% $29,250
78 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
5,510
0.33% $20,330
79 Insurance Sales Agents
5,430
0.33% $56,010
80 Marketing Managers
5,380
0.33% $125,850
81 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
5,320
0.32% $65,980
82 Recreation Workers
5,300
0.32% $26,810
83 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,200
0.32% $51,480
84 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
4,960
0.30% $84,310
85 Medical and Health Services Managers
4,740
0.29% $100,240
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
4,700
0.29% $68,490
87 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
4,480
0.27% $18,920
88 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,390
0.27% $53,160
89 Medical Secretaries
4,380
0.27% $37,450
90 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,360
0.26% $69,590
91 Counter and Rental Clerks
4,310
0.26% $24,610
92 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
4,310
0.26% $67,630
93 Administrative Services Managers
4,310
0.26% $94,790
94 Systems Software Developers
4,240
0.26% $91,120
95 Postal Service Mail Carriers
4,170
0.25% $57,210
96 Industrial Engineers
4,150
0.25% $83,880
97 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
4,140
0.25% $44,690
98 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
4,140
0.25% $64,820
99 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
4,030
0.24% $49,230
100 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
4,000
0.24% $57,550
101 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
3,980
0.24% $31,600
102 Dental Hygienists
3,980
0.24% $81,840
103 Other Physicians and Surgeons
3,980
0.24% n/a
104 Dental Assistants
3,920
0.24% $40,620
105 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
3,850
0.23% $30,570
106 Computer Programmers
3,850
0.23% $84,990
107 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
3,840
0.23% $45,590
108 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
3,810
0.23% $26,340
109 Correctional Officers and Jailers
3,810
0.23% $53,040
110 Insurance Underwriters
3,790
0.23% $75,580
111 Helpers--Production Workers
3,740
0.23% $26,780
112 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
3,740
0.23% $24,640
113 Civil Engineers
3,700
0.22% $84,260
114 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3,670
0.22% $81,270
115 Physical Therapists
3,640
0.22% $85,320
116 Bill and Account Collectors
3,620
0.22% $40,980
117 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
3,610
0.22% $19,280
118 Personal Financial Advisors
3,610
0.22% $106,300
119 Driver/Sales Workers
3,580
0.22% $25,940
120 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
3,580
0.22% $53,710
121 Short Order Cooks
3,450
0.21% $22,490
122 Pharmacy Technicians
3,430
0.21% $30,690
123 Compliance Officers
3,430
0.21% $75,220
124 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
3,390
0.21% $122,890
125 Architectural and Engineering Managers
3,340
0.20% $130,980
126 Social and Community Service Managers
3,310
0.20% $63,610
127 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
3,240
0.20% $40,660
128 Firefighters
3,200
0.19% $60,340
129 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,190
0.19% $23,720
130 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
3,040
0.18% $31,120
131 Training and Development Specialists
3,010
0.18% $67,530
132 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
2,980
0.18% $42,000
133 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,950
0.18% $41,600
134 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
2,890
0.18% $72,120
135 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
2,840
0.17% $62,460
136 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
2,840
0.17% $75,630
137 Pharmacists
2,840
0.17% $123,760
138 Industrial Production Managers
2,760
0.17% $105,600
139 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,730
0.17% $49,560
140 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
2,730
0.17% $41,110
141 Nurse Practitioners
2,710
0.16% $97,200
142 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
2,630
0.16% $34,100
143 Rehabilitation Counselors
2,570
0.16% $35,830
144 Unknown
2,480
0.15% $56,490
145 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,380
0.14% $37,140
146 Librarians
2,370
0.14% $68,120
147 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,350
0.14% $32,830
148 Cost Estimators
2,310
0.14% $72,710
149 Graphic Designers
2,290
0.14% $53,620
150 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
2,280
0.14% $74,550
151 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
2,280
0.14% $103,740
152 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
2,270
0.14% $43,170
153 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,230
0.14% $53,840
154 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
2,230
0.14% $70,260
155 Construction Managers
2,230
0.14% $102,250
156 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
2,220
0.13% $47,770
157 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
2,210
0.13% $53,280
158 Radiologic Technologists
2,210
0.13% $63,380
159 Parts Salespersons
2,170
0.13% $34,800
160 Printing Press Operators
2,160
0.13% $36,870
161 Mental Health Counselors
2,160
0.13% $42,030
162 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
2,130
0.13% $53,070
163 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
2,130
0.13% $37,170
164 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
2,100
0.13% $60,570
165 Loan Officers
2,090
0.13% $68,440
166 Human Resources Managers
2,070
0.13% $115,250
167 Food Service Managers
2,060
0.13% $49,010
168 Tool and Die Makers
2,050
0.12% $56,580
169 Property, Real Estate Managers
2,050
0.12% $61,180
170 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
2,040
0.12% $27,940
171 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,040
0.12% $21,450
172 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
2,030
0.12% $23,740
173 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,030
0.12% $70,570
174 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,990
0.12% $45,590
175 Electrical Engineers
1,990
0.12% $88,510
176 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,980
0.12% $63,720
177 Chefs and Head Cooks
1,980
0.12% $43,810
178 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,960
0.12% $19,790
179 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
1,960
0.12% $52,560
180 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,940
0.12% $62,080
181 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
1,930
0.12% $40,710
182 Healthcare Social Workers
1,900
0.12% $61,670
183 File Clerks
1,890
0.11% $28,870
184 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
1,870
0.11% $22,240
185 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
1,870
0.11% $21,660
186 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,850
0.11% $38,900
187 Postsecondary Business Teachers
1,850
0.11% $102,220
188 Legal Secretaries
1,820
0.11% $46,120
189 Producers and Directors
1,820
0.11% n/a
190 Order Clerks
1,780
0.11% $35,350
191 Residential Advisors
1,780
0.11% $29,660
192 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
1,780
0.11% $86,350
193 Physician Assistants
1,780
0.11% $106,970
194 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
1,770
0.11% $37,320
195 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
1,770
0.11% $73,820
196 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,760
0.11% $19,240
197 Library Technicians
1,740
0.11% $36,300
198 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
1,740
0.11% $59,680
199 Mechanical Drafters
1,740
0.11% $57,200
200 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,730
0.11% $44,360

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