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Technology Jobs in Connecticut Overview
Connecticut is one of the most well-educated states, awarding enough degrees, especially in science, engineering, and health, to earn it a spot in the top 10 states nationwide. The high level of education makes it a great state for those with advanced degrees to seek education jobs in technology and computer subjects. The top schools in Connecticut are Yale University, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford. Besides education jobs, there are technology jobs at universities and other businesses across the state.
Connecticut Technology Job Market
Unemployment in Connecticut is higher than the national average. One of the biggest employers in Connecticut is the manufacturing company United Technologies Corporation (UTC), which is based in Hartford. However, this company doesn't offer very many tech jobs, and the average salary in Hartford is very low. You'd be better off working in finance, Connecticut's largest industry. Some of the biggest finance companies in Connecticut include Travelers, Cigna, and Aetna, which all have a need for qualified IT professionals. The most wealthy communities in Connecticut are New Canaan, Darien, and Greenwich.
The largest number of technology jobs in Connecticut are IT services jobs, followed by telecommunications and engineering services. Postings for technology jobs in Connecticut online have increased drastically.
Technology Salaries in Connecticut
Connecticut has the highest average personal income of any state, but the gap between incomes in the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent is very wide. Per capita income in the wealthiest towns averages about $85,000 a year, while the poorest towns, like Hartford, have an average income of only $13,000 a year.
Tech industry wages are over 50 percent higher on average than wages in the private sector in general. Software engineers in Connecticut make over $75,000 a year on average, while IT Project Managers can make $90,000 or more. Compare this to mechanical engineering jobs in Connecticut, which pay on average about $68,000 a year.