Research Salaries in New Hampshire

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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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