Electrician Salaries in New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire considers the job prospects of electricians to be “very favorable” for the 10-year period ending in 2024 (New Hampshire Employment Security). In fact, this agency expects that an average of 61 jobs a year will become available for electricians during this period.

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New Hampshire Public Radio declared that “spring has sprung for the construction industry” in April 2016. This is especially true for the Seacoast and Manchester areas. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston stated that construction was the fastest growing sector in New England for the first quarter of 2016.

CBRE-New England, one of the region’s largest real estate brokers, analyzed the commercial construction industry for southern New Hampshire as of 2016. Their Market Outlook described a number of promising construction projects that will provide opportunities for electricians:

Pease Tradesport. Two International Group planned to start construction on two buildings in the spring:

  • A 2-story 30,000 square foot building at 85 New Hampshire Avenue
  • A 3-story 65,000 square foot building at 35 New Hampshire Avenue

Downtown Portsmouth. “High demand” exists in this area. These proposed developments have created a buzz in the downtown market:

  • Portwalk Place on Hanover Street
  • Development on Deer Street
  • Development on 111 Maplewood Avenue

Dover. Rand Whitney, part of the Kraft Group, will be returning to Dover with a 129,000-square-foot state of the art facility with 32-feet clear heights to manufacture corrugated cardboard.

Salaries for Residential Electricians in Urban and Rural New Hampshire

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians throughout New Hampshire. Highly skilled master electricians can expect to earn salaries at the highest end of these ranges (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Dover-Durham NH-ME
180
46430
Manchester NH
510
51580
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
380
45810
Portsmouth NH-ME
410
49570
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
150
48330
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
340
48540
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
210
42920
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
140
44240

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in New Hampshire

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work in New Hampshire’s largest cities and rural areas (2015). Those with the most education and experience tend to earn salaries at the upper end of the ranges shown here:

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Rural Central New Hampshire: $70,500 – $92,610
  • Rural West Central New Hampshire: $75,990 – $96,680

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Nashua: $63,700 – $77,400
  • Portsmouth: $54,710 – $68,510
  • Rural Southwest New Hampshire: $49,060 – $62,190

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Manchester: $35,490 – $62,840

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

  • Manchester: $51,450 – $75,110
  • Rural Central New Hampshire: $38,170 – $61,330

The statewide average for electricians in these specialized roles is shown in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Electrical and Electronics Repairers / Commercial and Industrial Equipment
250
56900
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
60
72660
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
50
35690
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
240
47560
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
260
48780
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
610
75160

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