Highest Paying Occupations in Connecticut


Occupation   Employment     Hourly Wage     Annual Wage  
  1998     2008  
Physicians and Surgeons 11,059 13,563 $60.01+ $124,800+
Dentists 3,406 3,763 $60.02+ $124,801+
Chiropractors 193 267 $57.57 $119,750
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 237 271 N/A $106,170
Judges & Magistrates 255 272 $49.49 $102,950
Securities/Commodity/Financial Sales Agents 5,740 8,114 $42.77 $88,970
Optometrists 775 849 $39.63 $82,440
Lawyers 12,986 14,500 $39.04 $81,210
Engineering, Info Systems, Science Managers 8,919 11,453 $37.29 $77,560
Podiatrists 307 340 $36.93 $76,810
Actuaries 1,006 1,043 $36.12 $75,120
General Managers & Top Executives 52,867 58,208 $35.97 $74,820
Other Postsecondary Teachers 1,557 1,801 N/A $72,040
Pharmacists 2,543 2,786 $33.59 $69,880
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations Mgrs 10,038 11,158 $33.22 $69,090
Financial Managers 12,973 13,775 $33.19 $69,040
Math/Science Teachers, Postsecondary 485 560 N/A $68,980
Agricultural/Food Scientists 131 139 $33.10 $68,840
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 169 195 N/A $68,260
Industrial Production Managers 3,557 3,433 $32.71 $68,040
Medical/Health Service Managers 3,172 3,843 $32.69 $68,000
Veterinarians 716 875 $32.69 $67,990
Education Administrators 5,905 6,286 $32.69 $67,990
Physical Science Teachers, Postsec 182 211 N/A $67,790
Mathematical Scientists 244 254 $32.53 $67,670
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 280 321 N/A $67,640
Health Diagnostics Teachers, Postsec 57 77 N/A $67,540
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 66 76 N/A $67,230
Computer Science Teachers, Postsec 235 331 N/A $65,730
Human Resources Managers 3,557 3,913 $31.49 $65,490

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Note: There are workers in some occupations who are paid based on an annual amount, but generally work less than the usual 2,080 hours per year. Since the survey does not collect the actual hours worked, the hourly rate cannot be calculated with a reasonable degree of confidence from the annual wages. For this reason, only the annual salary is reported for these occupations. Occupations that typically have a work-year of less than 2,080 hours include musical and entertainment occupations, pilots and flight attendants, and teachers.

Occupations in Demand


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Last Updated: March 1, 2001