Research Salaries in New Hampshire

A primary concern for individuals interested in becoming a teacher in New Hampshire is salary. Many a future New Hampshire certified teacher is curious about what they can expect to make after receiving teaching certification in New Hampshire. But simply fulfilling the teaching requirements in New Hampshire does not guarantee a specific salary. Several factors affect pay, including education, experience, and location.

The New Hampshire School Districts Teacher Salary Schedules for the 2011-2012 school year provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education offers accurate information on teacher salaries. In addition, the following table from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows average salaries for various teaching positions in New Hampshire compared to the national averages.

Occupation Annual mean wage in New Hampshire Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $108,640 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $110,360 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $87,510 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $68,290 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $75,660 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $27,600 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $45,660 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $53,990 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $53,470 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $56,390 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $51,880 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $51,310 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $54,940 $39,370

Since location affects one’s salary tremendously, it is important for teachers to research the average teaching salary in their desired city. The following table contains information about teaching salaries in the three largest cities in New Hampshire.

City Annual mean wage
Manchester NH $47,180
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $40,840
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $61,740

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Colby-Sawyer College

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541 Main St
New London, NH 03257-7835
(603) 526-3000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate

Franklin Pierce University

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40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461-0060
(603) 899-4000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Granite State College

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25 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301-3471
(603) 228-3000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Keene State College

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229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1506
(603) 352-1909

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

New England College

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98 Bridge St
Henniker, NH 03242
(603) 428-2211

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Plymouth State University

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17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
(603) 535-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Rivier University

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420 South Main St
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 888-1311

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Southern New Hampshire University

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2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
(603) 668-2211

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

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105 Main St., Thompson Hall
Durham, NH 03824-3547
(603) 862-1234

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Upper Valley Educators Institute

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194 Dartmouth College Highway
Lebanon, NH 03766-1358
(603) 678-4888 Ext: 101

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
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