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):
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: