Top 10 Paying New Hampshire Jobs are in Health care

The New Hampshire Department of Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) performs a semi-annual survey of all jobs in the granite state along with the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

wrote recently about the shortage of nurses in our state and all over the country. 

It seems health care is the field to enter if you want to make top dollar and have your choice of where to work.

The Top Ten

The top ten, according to OEWS, are

  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Medical Practitioners
  • General Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Physicians of all other types
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Anesthetists

That is a lot of school to enter any of those professions.

The top 10 jobs that people work, according to OEWS, include cashiers, registered nurses, people who work fast food, and secretaries.

Usually, waiters and waitresses are up in the top 10, but the survey was believed to be affected by the pandemic.

What’s a good wage in New Hampshire?

The report states that the average wage earned in New Hampshire in June 2021 was $28.24 per hour.

The report even breaks the numbers down further by certain areas in New Hampshire: someone who works in Portsmouth was at $31.10 and someone working in Pelham Town was at $20.22.

If you or your child are planning on a career sounds like healthcare is the way to go.  People are always going to be sick and we have an aging population.

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