Fortune Magazine’s website is talking salaries — coming a bit late to the party. The Courant reported on how Hartford County salaries compare back in April. The upshot: we make higher wages than many cities that have higher housing costs, but not as high as Boston, Fairfield County, New York or Washington, D.C.
As we explained then: Why do Hartford residents earn more than those who live in 3,070 other counties in the country? In most cases, the places that rank in the top 1.5 percent of the country have more people with college degrees than average, and more opportunities to work for the government or large corporations. Large companies in every sector pay more than medium and small companies — 40 percent more, on average.