These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In New Hampshire For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of New Hampshire things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within New Hampshire.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the New Hampshire job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Granite State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the New Hampshire job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in New Hampshire.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In New Hampshire

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $78,370 12,940
2 Management $116,620 36,610
3 Education, Training, And Library $51,870 44,280
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $88,700 38,550
5 Computer And Mathematical $87,000 18,510
6 Office And Administrative Support $37,060 106,990
7 Production And Manufactoring $38,310 44,920
8 Business And Financial Operations $71,670 28,450
9 Sales $44,190 82,060
10 Legal $84,990 3,120
11 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $48,120 7,790
12 Community And Social Service $46,890 7,590
13 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $49,750 24,940
14 Life, Physical, And Social Science $68,450 4,160
15 Personal Care And Service $26,500 21,250
16 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $29,330 21,780
17 Healthcare Support $34,080 17,970
18 Transportation $35,330 33,890
19 Construction And Extraction $45,950 20,500
20 Food Preparation And Serving Related $24,330 56,620
21 Protective Service $46,100 11,440
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,840 690

Summing up the best industries in New Hampshire

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around New Hampshire.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in New Hampshire mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.