Yearly average manufacturing employment

 2017*
Connecticut statewide158,810
Hartford County52,785
New Haven County30,079

*Preliminary data
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Average annual pay in other private sector industries in Connecticut

Connecticut (statewide)2017*
Education services$64,844
Health and social services$51,629
Finance and insurance$168,959
Professional and technical services$103,529
Arts, entertainment and recreation$28,603
Construction$68,629

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
*Preliminary data
Reported by establishment
Includes all employees from entry level to management

Average annual pay in private manufacturing in Connecticut

 2017*
Connecticut (statewide)$81,874
Hartford County$85,295
New Haven County$68,419

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
*Preliminary data
Reported by establishment
Includes all employees from entry level to management

Sample Production Occupations Career Track Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison, Q1FY2018

 Occupation TitleCT statewide employmentHourly MeanAnnual MeanHourly Entry-levelAnnual Entry-Level
Team assemblers and fabricators12,810$16.54$34,401$11.87$24,698
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers7,660$25.11$52,221$15.21$31,628
Machinists7,270$24.94$51,884$16.27$33,849
Industrial machinery mechanics2,340$29.12$60,566$19.69$40,956
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers770$33.10$68,854$21.60$44,913
Buyers and purchasing agents5,520$34.86$72,525$23.08$47,999
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers7,970$35.42$73,675$22.10$45,957
Technical education teachers secondary school1,610$81,725$63,436
Power Plant Operators240$37.90$78,834$28.85$60,021
Industrial production managers3,030$58.80$122,300$39.78$82,741

Source: Connecticut Department of Labor for state and regional data; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for nationwide data.

Sample Alternatives to Manufacturing Production Occupations Wage Statistics Comparison, Q1FY2018

 Occupation TitleCT statewide employmentHourly MeanAnnual MeanHourly Entry-levelAnnual Entry-Level
Bartenders7,750$11.76$24,460$10.40$21,622
Pharmacy technicians3,780$17.07$35,501$12.48$25,945
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers8,490$18.63$38,738$11.83$24,594
Medical assistants7,520$18.05$37,555$13.97$29,058
Butchers and Meat Cutters680$21.96$45,671$15.33$31,894
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics3,320$23.35$48,550$17.04$35,450
Construction laborers7,900$22.95$47,748$15.90$33,080
Heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers12,940$24.10$50,130$18.10$37,652
Correctional officers and jailers3,810$26.95$56,060$23.63$49,137
Sales representatives in a non-technical field14,800$36.22$75,319$18.95$39,410

Source: Connecticut Department of Labor for state and regional data; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for nationwide data.

Engineering Occupations Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison, Q1FY2018

 Occupation TitleCT statewide employmentHourly MeanAnnual MeanHourly Entry-levelAnnual Entry-Level
Aerospace engineers1,950$55.18$114,788$41.33$85,970
Biomedical engineers180$49.41$102,765$33.60$69,895
Chemical engineers280$47.95$99,739$32.20$66,980
Civil engineers3,590$44.89$93,382$30.96$64,391
Computer hardware engineers480$49.74$103,446$33.08$68,818
Electrical engineers2,760$45.95$95,576$32.65$67,904
Electronics engineers, except computer780$52.24$108,645$38.12$79,298
Environmental engineers710$42.49$88,366$28.73$59,740
Industrial engineers5,200$43.83$91,148$31.13$64,767
Materials engineers750$52.06$108,290$38.82$80,740
Mechanical engineers3,790$43.32$90,092$30.88$64,218

Source: Connecticut Department of Labor for state and regional data; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for nationwide data.

Fastest Growing Occupations Requiring Long-Term On-the-job Training: 10 year projections

 Occupation TitleEmployment 2014Projected 2024 employmentPercentage Change
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers8491,03121.4%
Industrial machinery mechanics2,3862,89521.3%
Machinists7,5308,64414.8%

Source: Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research