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Occupational Employment & Wages

New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages contains wage and employment estimates for roughly 600 occupations in New Hampshire. Data tables include job title, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code, estimated employment, entry level wage, mean (average) wage, median wage, and experienced wage. Our latest print publication contains data from May 2013 - aged to June 2014.

Full Publication: May 2013 - aged to June 2014 (1,625k) pdf file


New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages Sections - 2014

Introduction pdf file Statewide pdf file
Claremont Area pdf file Concord Area pdf file
Conway Area pdf file Exeter-Seabrook Area pdf file
Keene Area pdf file Laconia Area pdf file
Lebanon-Hanover Area pdf file Manchester Area pdf file
Nashua-Derry Area pdf file Northern NH Area pdf file
Pelham Town pdf file Peterborough Area pdf file
Plymouth Area pdf file Portsmouth Area pdf file
Rochester-Dover Area pdf file Salem Town pdf file
Glossary pdf file Dictionary of Occupations pdf file
Alphabetical List of Occupations pdf file

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For a more interactive way to access the data, use the following wage tables in HTML format. Compare pay rates across substate areas for each occupation.

June 2014 Occupational Wage Data 1
Updating occupational wages gives our data users a better idea of current wage estimates. New Hampshire Employment Security used the Employment Cost Index (ECI) 2 to update its May 2013 occupational wage data set (the latest available) to June 2014.

Wage tables for New Hampshire, its 16 wage areas and 10 counties are available. The occupations are interactive; simply click on a job title to bring up an Area Profile that contains a job definition, color maps, and other helpful graphs and tables. For a full tutorial on how to use the tables, select How to Use Wage Survey Data.

Statewide and 16 Substate Areas - Updated to June 2014
New Hampshire's 10 Counties - Updated to June 2014

1 The updated wage data are not official Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data series and have not been validated by BLS.
2 The Employment Cost Index (ECI) is a quarterly measure of changes in labor costs. For more detailed information about the ECI, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site at www.bls.gov/ect/.


  • May 2014 Occupational Employment and Wages data set (Published May 2015)
    The following Occupational Employment and Wages tables are based on survey data through May 2014.

Statewide and 17 Substate Areas (May 2014)
New Hampshire's 10 Counties (May 2014)


  • Years 2005 through 2014 Occupational Employment and Wages
    These are available upon request in Microsoft Excel format, by Statewide, Substate area, and County. Please email requests for this data to elmi@nhes.nh.gov, or call (603) 228-4124.

Please note that the wage data provided on this site does not meet the legal requirements for use in Prevailing Wage Determinations for the permanent labor certification program or the temporary H-1B program. For information on obtaining Foreign Labor Certification prevailing wage data, please visit the NHES Foreign Certification page.

The Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau's Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program, in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, conducts a semi-annual mail and telephone survey of non-farm employers to produce estimates of occupational employment and wages. For more information about the OES survey, please visit the national OES website: www.bls.gov/oes.

The wage data published on this site are possible due to the thousands of Granite State employers who voluntarily participated in this process. We thank them for their assistance.

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