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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in New Hampshire Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in New Hampshire, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Metal workers and plastic workers$28,68376015.6
2Construction and related workers$35,6204705.9
3Engineering technicians, except drafters$49,1777405.6
4Material moving workers$21,6403404.3
5Electromechanical equipment assemblers$29,8664604.2
6Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$36,9033803.6
7Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$33,5655003.5
8Chief executives$133,1252,5903.3
9Engineers$70,9369303.0
10Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers$27,5861,3103.0
11Telecommunications line installers and repairers$41,9138303.0
12Logisticians$56,0323403.0
13Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents$71,1831,7102.8
14Managers$88,8572,3502.8
15Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products$76,0372,5202.8
16Electronics engineers, except computer$85,1438202.8
17Desktop publishers$35,1961502.7
18First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$55,4531902.7
19Computer and information scientists, research$97,2801302.6
20Computer software engineers, systems software$88,0731,9502.6
21Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$27,0357202.6
22Computer software engineers, applications$77,9953,1102.6
23Financial specialists$72,2506502.4
24Highway maintenance workers$31,4624502.2
25Residential advisors$26,2362002.2
26Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers$40,9501,2102.2
27Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$29,7572902.2
28Electrical and electronics drafters$47,9301402.2
29Business operations specialists$51,9504,9802.1
30Special education teachers, middle school$45,0973702.1
31Motor vehicle operators$20,0533002.1
32Electrical engineers$75,9306902.0
33Office and administrative support workers$24,0831,3002.0
34First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers$75,9521,4902.0
35Teacher assistants$22,3155,4002.0
36Occupational therapists$50,7523901.9
37Human resources managers$92,5952701.9
38Medical secretaries$33,0401,4101.8
39Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$26,3306501.8
40Marketing managers$92,3608001.8
41Preschool teachers, except special education$23,7371,5001.8
42Transportation workers$24,5701301.8
43Engineering managers$104,7158401.8
44Healthcare practitioners and technical workers$50,2251601.7
45Life, physical, and social science technicians$47,2161901.7
46Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators$39,8169401.7
47Technical writers$65,8961901.7
48Driver/sales workers$22,2801,6001.7
49Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers$38,3755901.7
50Computer and information systems managers$100,7721,1401.7
51Purchasing managers$80,0872801.6
52Installation, maintenance, and repair workers$34,5264901.6
53Food servers, nonrestaurant$19,0107101.6
54Teachers and instructors$32,8501,6301.6
55Machinists$36,9401,2901.6
56First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers$37,9154,1501.6
57Library technicians$26,6463201.6
58Chefs and head cooks$38,1904301.6
59Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$32,1302601.6
60Fire fighters$42,2706501.5
61Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products$45,2535201.5
62Mechanical engineers$66,7158001.5
63Rehabilitation counselors$35,0103501.5
64Financial managers$83,1401,8501.5
65Industrial engineering technicians$43,5902001.5
66Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$42,7106001.5
67Industrial machinery mechanics$43,4207101.5
68Postal service clerks$47,2772601.4
69Opticians, dispensing$30,9702101.4
70Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education$45,7801,8401.4
71Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers$34,9521,6201.4
72Sales and related workers$36,8326001.4
73Sales engineers$74,3902301.4
74Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$30,5857301.4
75Automotive service technicians and mechanics$38,1802,2101.4
76Education, training, and library workers$40,1301601.4
77Dishwashers$17,2901,6601.4
78Bartenders$19,5951,5601.4
79Librarians$45,1654601.4
80Library assistants, clerical$20,8702701.4
81First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$66,7352201.3
82Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$26,2851601.3
83Speech-language pathologists$51,2702901.3
84Procurement clerks$36,5362201.3
85Computer support specialists$42,4251,7101.3
86Sales managers$101,8351,1001.3
87Computer specialists$66,2533801.3
88First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers$51,5372,0201.3
89Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program$38,6101301.3
90Elementary school teachers, except special education$46,3824,0201.3
91Security and fire alarm systems installers$49,8801201.3
92Stock clerks and order fillers$24,0705,1401.3
93Assemblers and fabricators$30,0705401.3
94Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors$25,5305901.3
95Medical records and health information technicians$29,1974801.3
96Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists$23,7501,0801.3
97Retail salespersons$23,78213,6801.3
98Parts salespersons$30,2776601.3
99Electricians$41,6471,8601.3
100Industrial production managers$83,4404501.2

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in New Hampshire

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in New Hampshire are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons13,680$23,7821.3
2Cashiers10,190$18,3621.2
3Office clerks, general7,080$27,9701.0
4Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food6,210$17,0471.1
5Waiters and waitresses5,870$16,5001.1
6Teacher assistants5,400$22,3152.0
7Registered nurses5,180$53,6700.9
8Stock clerks and order fillers5,140$24,0701.3
9Customer service representatives5,100$31,9571.0
10Business operations specialists4,980$51,9502.1
11Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks4,640$32,2751.1
12Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand4,590$24,8400.8
13Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners4,430$22,9800.8
14Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products4,350$53,6921.2
15First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers4,150$37,9151.6
16First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers4,110$44,0221.2
17Elementary school teachers, except special education4,020$46,3821.3
18Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive3,730$28,7920.9
19Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer3,440$37,5221.0
20Executive secretaries and administrative assistants3,140$37,8900.9
21General and operations managers3,130$91,4000.8
22Computer software engineers, applications3,110$77,9952.6
23Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants3,080$25,3271.0
24Receptionists and information clerks3,010$23,8851.1
25Chief executives2,590$133,1253.3
26Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products2,520$76,0372.8
27Truck drivers, light or delivery services2,440$28,7971.0
28Maintenance and repair workers, general2,430$33,1270.8
29Managers2,350$88,8572.8
30Landscaping and groundskeeping workers2,320$25,4101.1
31Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,210$38,1801.4
32Carpenters2,130$38,1620.9
33Accountants and auditors2,130$51,9650.8
34Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks2,070$28,6351.1
35First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers2,020$51,5371.3
36Computer software engineers, systems software1,950$88,0732.6
37Cooks, restaurant1,920$23,5871.0
38Electricians1,860$41,6471.3
39Financial managers1,850$83,1401.5
40Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education1,840$45,7801.4
41Maids and housekeeping cleaners1,760$20,1120.9
42Construction laborers1,750$26,4550.8
43Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents1,710$71,1832.8
44Computer support specialists1,710$42,4251.3
45Dishwashers1,660$17,2901.4
46Teachers and instructors1,630$32,8501.6
47Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers1,620$34,9521.4
48First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers1,620$31,2020.9
49Driver/sales workers1,600$22,2801.7
50Bartenders1,560$19,5951.4
51Preschool teachers, except special education1,500$23,7371.8
52First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers1,490$75,9522.0
53Cooks, fast food1,460$18,3761.0
54Police and sheriff's patrol officers1,420$42,9101.2
55Medical secretaries1,410$33,0401.8
56Team assemblers1,350$27,7760.5
57Counter and rental clerks1,330$24,6601.2
58Packers and packagers, hand1,330$19,7760.7
59First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,320$57,8021.2
60Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers1,310$27,5863.0
61Office and administrative support workers1,300$24,0832.0
62Machinists1,290$36,9401.6
63Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers1,210$40,9502.2
64Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,210$18,2301.0
65Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,210$29,0100.9
66First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers1,210$56,9020.9
67Food preparation workers1,190$19,3030.6
68Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,180$43,5971.1
69Sales representatives, services1,150$50,9061.1
70Computer and information systems managers1,140$100,7721.7
71Child care workers1,130$18,3100.9
72Sales managers1,100$101,8351.3
73Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists1,080$23,7501.3
74Home health aides1,060$21,6660.7
75Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses1,040$40,0850.6
76Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education1,000$46,4850.5
77Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop950$19,4651.1
78Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators940$39,8161.7
79Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders940$24,8671.1
80Tellers940$23,0850.7
81Engineers930$70,9363.0
82Bus drivers, school930$24,3951.0
83Bill and account collectors920$28,5670.9
84Postal service mail carriers910$44,3471.1
85Industrial truck and tractor operators910$29,0200.6
86Security guards900$25,5230.3
87Engineering managers840$104,7151.8
88Lawyers840$101,8230.6
89Telecommunications line installers and repairers830$41,9133.0
90Electronics engineers, except computer820$85,1432.8
91Network and computer systems administrators810$61,6171.1
92Marketing managers800$92,3601.8
93Mechanical engineers800$66,7151.5
94Management analysts800$78,7170.7
95Cleaners of vehicles and equipment790$23,0121.0
96Computer systems analysts780$66,8530.6
97Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers770$43,2901.0
98Metal workers and plastic workers760$28,68315.6
99Production, planning, and expediting clerks760$42,3051.1
100Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products750$49,8921.1

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