Yearly average manufacturing employment

 2018*
New Hampshire (statewide)69,800
United States (nationwide)12,599,000

*April 2018, preliminary data
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Average annual pay in other private sector industries in New Hampshire

Connecticut (statewide)2017*
Education services$54,166
Health and social services$54,661
Finance and insurance$101,070
Professional and technical services$93,964
Arts, entertainment and recreation$22,170
Construction$61,552

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
*Preliminary data
Reported by establishment
Includes all employees from entry level to management

Average annual pay in private manufacturing in New Hampshire

 2017*
New Hampshire (statewide)$70,420
United States (nationwide)$66,835

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
*Preliminary data
Reported by establishment
Includes all employees from entry level to management

Sample Production Occupations Career Track Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison as of May 2017

 Occupation TitleNH statewide employmentHourly Mean
Assemblers and fabricators5,830$15.44
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers3,650$20.25
Machinists60$19.12
Industrial machinery mechanics2,120$26.15
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers230$28.26
Buyers and purchasing agents2,240$30.30
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers2,980$31.75
Technical education teachers secondary school300N/A
Power plant operators180$28.84
Industrial production managers1,130$62.62

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sample Alternatives to Manufacturing Production Occupations Wage Statistics Comparison as of May 2017

 Occupation TitleNH statewide employmentHourly Mean
Bartenders3,600$10.99
Pharmacy technicians1,570$15.39
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers3,610$18.89
Medical assistants2,640$17.22
Butchers and Meat Cutters520$19.41
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics1,270$17.83
Construction laborers2,990$17.64
Heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers6,320$21.33
Correctional officers and jailers930$21.82
Sales representatives in a non-technical field3,650$34.83

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Engineering Occupations Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison as of May 2017

Occupation TitleNH statewide employmentHourly Mean
Biomedical engineers60$44.63
Chemical engineers110$42.23
Civil engineers1,470$40.03
Computer hardware engineers270N/A
Electrical engineers2,180$50.94
Electronics engineers, except computer480$52.86
Environmental engineers240$44.27
Industrial engineers1,600$42.15
Materials engineers60$40.84
Mechanical engineers1,990$45.46

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average hours and earnings of production employees in New England on manufacturing payrolls, 2017

 Average weekly hoursAverage hourly earningsAverage annual earnings*
Connecticut41.6$25.01$54,102
Massachusetts41.8$23.71$51,536
New Hampshire42.4$21.57$47,558
Maine41.2$22.18$47,519
Vermont39.7$21.09$43,538
Rhode Island39.9$19.00$39,421

*Extrapolated from average weekly earnings

Notes: State data are currently estimated from 2017 benchmark levels. When more recent benchmark data are introduced with the release of January 2019 estimates, unadjusted data from April 2017 are subject to revision. Data reported by establishment; Data extracted on 29 May 2018

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monthly budget for a single person in New Hampshire

 Monthly budget
Rent (studio; one bedroom outside city center)$900
Groceries (2,400 calories/day )$340
Utilities (electric, gas, heat, water, garbage)$95
Internet, phone, cable$60
Transportation (gas, motor oil)$90
Car insurance (person in 20's, minimum coverage, no accidents)$55
Gym membership$30
Entertainment (2 or 3 meals out and 2 or 3 movies or sporting events)$200
Total monthly expenses$1,770

Source: rentcafe.com, numbeo.com, nerdwallet.com