New Hampshire Occupational Statistics

  • Total Employees in the State: 652,940
  • 1 Year Change in Employment: -34,140 (-5.0%)
  • Average Annual Pay in the State: $52,331
  • 1 Year Change in Annual Pay: $4,058 (8.4%)

Occupation Categories

There are 652,940 employed workers in New Hampshire. The occupation with the greatest number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which employs 107,820 people. This represents 16.5% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Sales and Related Occupations and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, which employ 77,030 and 58,500 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Office and Administrative Support Occupations107,82016.5%
Sales and Related Occupations77,03011.8%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations58,5009.0%
Production Occupations45,5007.0%
Education Training and Library Occupations43,1106.6%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations39,3806.0%
Management Occupations38,3505.9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations35,6505.5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations28,6204.4%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations24,5603.8%
Personal Care and Service Occupations23,7103.6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations22,0003.4%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations21,6603.3%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations21,4403.3%
Healthcare Support Occupations16,0202.5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations13,9502.1%
Protective Service Occupations11,7101.8%
Community and Social Service Occupations8,7401.3%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations6,9201.1%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations4,1800.6%
Legal Occupations3,3300.5%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations7600.1%

Occupation Changes Since Last Year

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which currently employs 21,660 people. In the last year, the number of workers has increased from 19,140 an increase of 2,520 or 13.2%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Personal Care and Service Occupations and Management Occupations, which increased 1,530 and 1,510 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which currently employs 107,820 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 110,000 or 2.0%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Sales and Related Occupations and Education Training and Library Occupations, which decreased 2,120 and 770 respectively.


Occupation Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers, since the recession ended in 2009, is Personal Care and Service Occupations, which currently employs 23,710 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 16,430 an increase of 7,280 or 44.3%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations, which increased 5,570 and 4,320 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Sales and Related Occupations, which currently employs 77,030 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has decreased from 79,050 or 2.6%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Education Training and Library Occupations and Healthcare Support Occupations, which decreased 1,880 and 760 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Personal Care and Service Occupations23,71044.3%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations6,92025.1%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations76020.6%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations13,95014.4%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations35,65013.8%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations21,66012.7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations58,50010.5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations39,38010.2%
Community and Social Service Occupations8,74010.1%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations21,4409.0%
Management Occupations38,3508.4%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations24,5608.0%
Protective Service Occupations11,7105.5%
Construction and Extraction Occupations22,0004.1%
Legal Occupations3,3303.1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations107,8202.4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations28,6201.8%
Production Occupations45,5000.1%
Sales and Related Occupations77,030-2.6%
Education Training and Library Occupations43,110-4.2%
Healthcare Support Occupations16,020-4.5%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations4,180-8.5%


Detailed Occupations

The detailed occupation with the greatest number of workers is Retail Salespersons, which employs 24,750 people. This represents 3.8% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Cashiers and Office Clerks General, which employ 22,400 and 15,630 respectively.

The Top 10 Occupations in New Hampshire are:
Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Retail Salespersons24,7503.8%
Cashiers22,4003.4%
Office Clerks General15,6302.4%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food14,7502.3%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers14,0502.2%
Registered Nurses13,6302.1%
General and Operations Managers12,8602.0%
Waiters and Waitresses12,5101.9%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical and Executive11,5601.8%
Customer Service Representatives11,1001.7%

Detailed Occupations Since 2009

The detailed occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is General and Operations Managers, which currently employs 12,860 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 6,700 an increase of 6,160 or 91.9%. The next 2 detailed occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Personal Care Aides and Office Clerks General, which increased 5,470 and 4,210 respectively.

The detailed occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Business Operations Specialists All Other, which currently employs 2,200 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 7,530 or 70.8%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Managers All Other and Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other, which decreased 4,830 and 3,480 respectively.


The Top 10 Detailed Occupations With The Largest Increase Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Tree Trimmers and Pruners7001,650.0%
Insulation Workers Floor Ceiling and Wall340580.0%
Environmental Science Teachers Postsecondary180500.0%
Brokerage Clerks490444.4%
Correspondence Clerks130333.3%
Film and Video Editors120300.0%
Helpers--Production Workers2,460272.7%
Pediatricians General250257.1%
Coaches and Scouts1,120250.0%
Operations Research Analysts580241.2%


The 10 Occupations With The Largest Decrease Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Personal Care and Service Workers All Other40-91.7%
Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other340-91.1%
Postsecondary Teachers All Other170-87.2%
Financial Specialists All Other240-85.9%
Bailiffs40-85.2%
Managers All Other950-83.6%
Life Physical and Social Science Technicians All Other70-82.1%
Healthcare Support Workers All Other260-79.0%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers All Other370-76.7%
Chief Executives650-76.0%

Occupation Pay

The occupation with the highest annual pay is Management Occupations, which pays an average of $120,780 per year. This represents 130.8% above the state average pay. The next 2 occupations that have the highest average pay are Legal Occupations and Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which pay $95,900 and $93,680 per year, respectively.

Occupation CategoryAvg Payvs State Avg
Management Occupations$120,780230.8%
Legal Occupations$95,900183.3%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$93,680179.0%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,760173.4%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$85,240162.9%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$75,820144.9%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,730140.9%
Education Training and Library Occupations$52,690100.7%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$51,31098.0%
Protective Service Occupations$50,55096.6%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$50,34096.2%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,39092.5%
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,80089.4%
Sales and Related Occupations$41,25078.8%
Production Occupations$40,83078.0%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,37075.2%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,79070.3%
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,98068.8%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$35,39067.6%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,30059.8%
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,06055.5%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,60048.9%

Occupation Pay Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the average annual pay, since the recession ended in 2009, is Legal Occupations, which currently pays an average of $95,900 per year. Since 2009, pay has increased from $73,680 an increase of $22,220 or 30.2%. The next 2 occupations that pay the most to their workers are Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations and Management Occupations, which increased $19,290 and $17,460 respectively.

Occupation CategoryAnnual $% Change
Legal Occupations$95,90030.2%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,76027.0%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$75,82026.7%
Protective Service Occupations$50,55025.2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$85,24024.3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,73023.6%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$35,39022.5%
Production Occupations$40,83021.6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$93,68020.7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,37020.5%
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,98020.5%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$51,31020.2%
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,06019.6%
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,80018.4%
Management Occupations$120,78016.9%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,39016.8%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,30016.6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,60015.8%
Education Training and Library Occupations$52,69015.8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,79013.7%
Sales and Related Occupations$41,25013.6%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$50,3409.3%


Detailed Occupation Annual Compensation

The detailed occupation that pays their workers the most is Physicians and Surgeons All Other, which pays $275,840 per year. This represents 527.1% above the state average of $52,331. The next 2 occupations that pay their workers the most are Internists General and Family and General Practitioners, which pay $265,930 and $264,470 respectively.

Highest Paid Occupations

The Top 10 Paying Occupations in New Hampshire are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Physicians and Surgeons All Other$275,840527.1%
Internists General$265,930508.2%
Family and General Practitioners$264,470505.4%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists$252,860483.2%
Dentists General$226,300432.4%
Pediatricians General$217,810416.2%
Psychiatrists$212,710406.5%
Chief Executives$180,250344.4%
Nurse Anesthetists$171,800328.3%
Economics Teachers Postsecondary$161,830309.2%

Lowest Paid Occupations

The 10 Lowest Paying Occupations in New Hampshire are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Locker Room Coatroom and Dressing Room Attendants$18,17034.7%
Legislators$18,91036.1%
Ushers Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers$19,60037.5%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops$20,55039.3%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$21,18040.5%
Dishwashers$21,45041.0%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food$21,90041.8%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants$22,34042.7%
Cooks Fast Food$22,40042.8%
Cashiers$22,78043.5%



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