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Rochester Employment

Employment and Industries in the Rochester, New Hampshire Area

The largest industries in Rochester, New Hampshire are retail trade, manufacturing, education, health services, wholesale trade, social services and the government. Rochester also includes a high-tech industry. Jobs are provided in industries such as paper products, electrical and computer components, electrical machinery and metal items. Poultry farming, horses and dairy cattle also add to the economy.

The city's primary fields of employment are healthcare, educational services, computer and electronic products, accommodation and food services, government, and metal and metal products. Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (24% of the labor force). Production, transportation and material moving jobs (21% of the labor force).

The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center collaborates with local industries to develop programs that offer training to employees and residents for higher skilled jobs.

There are numerous occupations in Rochester where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, engineers, computer systems analysts, financial managers, network and computer systems administrators, and management analysts.

The following is a list of Rochester's top employers:

  • City of Rochester - Government
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital - Healthcare
  • KW Thompson Tool - Firearms/investment castings
  • Hannaford Bros. - Retail Supermarket
  • Market Basket - Retail Supermarket
  • Waste Management
  • Walmart - Retailer
  • Home Depot - Home improvement retail
  • Laars Heating Systems Company - Boilers & water heaters
  • Eastern Propane & Oil - Propane & oil retail
  • Brand Partners - Merchandising fixtures
  • Spaulding Composites - Insulation tubing
  • Lydall, Inc - Technical papers
  • Albany Engineered Composite - Woven fabrics and tapes
  • Jarvis Cutting Tools - Precision manufacture
  • CCSI
  • Core Medical
  • Elliot Health System
  • Liberty Mutual

Facts about Rochester, New Hampshire: Regarding the adult population, 15% have acquired a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2009 the average earnings in the city was $29,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Rochester was at 112.4 which is higher than the country's average of 100.

Rochester businesses can team up with useful associations including:

Fosters.com keeps readers current regarding Rochester business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Rochester, New Hampshire Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,020 $54,940 $43,540 - 69,030 24% 56%
2 Teachers and instructors, all other 990 $33,210 $19,420 - 57,620 9% 54%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 750 $50,640 $35,560 - 66,520 14% 95%
4 Managers, all other 400 $99,730 $55,650 - 7% 55%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 390 $67,370 $29,970 - 131,160 8% 51%
6 Engineers, all other 350 $76,190 $52,350 - 101,190 6% 82%
7 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 330 $50,800 $36,270 - 66,820 6% 96%
8 Financial managers 320 $89,810 $49,120 - 135,450 13% 60%
9 Computer systems analysts 320 $67,290 $49,760 - 91,820 29% 68%
10 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 320 $47,630 $34,930 - 64,210 11% 95%
11 Accountants and auditors 270 $59,230 $43,430 - 82,100 18% 79%
12 Chief executives 200 $166,420 $78,430 - 2% 65%
13 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 200 $79,210 $50,630 - 118,050 12% 51%
14 Network and computer systems administrators 170 $65,020 $44,160 - 119,020 27% 50%
15 Management analysts 140 $77,860 $47,780 - 105,220 22% 78%
16 Education, training, and library workers, all other 140 $47,480 $35,620 - 62,570 11% 79%
17 Computer and information systems managers 130 $123,340 $70,130 - 16% 73%
18 Computer software engineers, applications 130 $77,260 $59,950 - 98,610 45% 85%
19 Medical and health services managers 120 $89,410 $55,490 - 137,670 16% 57%
20 Mechanical engineers 120 $58,140 $40,110 - 79,150 4% 78%
21 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 110 $46,880 $35,150 - 60,960 20% 87%
22 Marketing managers 100 $78,080 $45,840 - 120,930 14% 69%
23 Physical therapists 100 $73,490 $55,400 - 95,260 27% 89%
24 Computer programmers 100 $60,060 $41,930 - 90,680 -4% 73%
25 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 100 $52,510 $39,190 - 66,310 13% 73%
26 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 100 $51,990 $32,750 - 79,150 17% 56%
27 Public relations specialists 90 $47,330 $34,230 - 64,140 18% 81%
28 Editors 90 $45,380 $35,180 - 61,340 2% 81%
29 Sales managers 80 $103,250 $49,550 - 162,450 10% 69%
30 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $76,000 $59,850 - 96,750 8% 78%
31 Industrial engineers 80 $66,290 $45,470 - 86,050 20% 74%
32 Electrical engineers 80 $64,260 $43,820 - 92,780 6% 81%
33 Librarians 80 $45,950 $33,970 - 61,790 4% 85%
34 Pharmacists 70 $122,460 $89,820 - 22% 97%
35 Financial analysts 70 $64,160 $40,140 - 96,040 34% 87%
36 Social and human service assistants 70 $0 $ - 34% 58%
37 Computer specialists, all other 60 $71,980 $37,890 - 101,460 15% 68%
38 Training and development specialists 60 $59,130 $36,760 - 80,850 18% 56%
39 Coaches and scouts 60 $57,580 $35,430 - 94,550 15% 60%
40 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 60 $53,170 $42,740 - 66,880 -5% 96%
41 Network systems and data communications analysts 60 $50,260 $29,220 - 68,730 53% 57%
42 Self-enrichment education teachers 60 $47,320 $16,490 - 99,790 23% 54%
43 Graphic designers 60 $39,260 $26,350 - 53,070 10% 55%
44 Engineering managers 50 $126,170 $79,150 - 7% 84%
45 Civil engineers 50 $80,320 $48,040 - 130,660 18% 87%
46 Occupational therapists 50 $66,450 $45,930 - 82,630 23% 90%
47 Instructional coordinators 50 $60,690 $45,510 - 80,180 23% 79%
48 Market research analysts 50 $58,190 $49,730 - 67,980 20% 82%
49 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 50 $55,310 $38,620 - 70,910 16% 99%
50 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $52,830 $39,920 - 65,910 12% 51%
51 Community and social service specialists, all other 50 $44,350 $29,970 - 64,760 25% 58%
52 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $35,350 $18,160 - 49,400 14% 62%
53 Human resources managers, all other 40 $98,120 $58,180 - 153,330 11% 58%
54 Insurance underwriters 40 $67,030 $37,500 - 98,330 6% 53%
55 Speech-language pathologists 40 $61,790 $39,600 - 82,110 11% 98%
56 Medical and public health social workers 40 $51,890 $36,340 - 69,430 24% 77%
57 Special education teachers, middle school 40 $44,630 $32,840 - 62,050 16% 87%
58 Child, family, and school social workers 40 $42,150 $32,960 - 53,860 19% 77%
59 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $38,780 $24,000 - 57,180 18% 56%
60 Legislators 40 $18,570 $14,110 - 22,380 1% 65%
61 Purchasing managers 30 $91,080 $56,160 - 146,400 3% 57%
62 Veterinarians 30 $78,280 $38,160 - 106,650 35% 100%
63 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 30 $64,400 $41,300 - 83,190 15% 72%
64 Financial specialists, all other 30 $52,530 $34,360 - 80,320 12% 50%
65 Special education teachers, secondary school 30 $50,200 $35,930 - 66,750 9% 87%
66 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 30 $47,940 $38,040 - 61,930 18% 56%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 2,440 $25,330 $15,650 - 37,600 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 2,200 $18,860 $15,240 - 23,940 -3% 10%
3 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,270 $21,100 $15,000 - 30,740 -8% 8%
4 Waiters and waitresses 1,250 $18,990 $14,210 - 28,470 11% 14%
5 Office clerks, general 1,140 $30,180 $20,450 - 41,490 13% 19%
6 Business operations specialists, all other 1,130 $47,010 $27,420 - 76,800 21% 49%
7 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 890 $29,000 $18,820 - 39,110 1% 18%
8 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 860 $35,760 $22,910 - 50,650 13% 16%
9 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 860 $18,800 $14,460 - 25,050 18% 5%
10 Teacher assistants 840 $26,170 $20,980 - 32,370 10% 18%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 830 $25,650 $16,380 - 34,350 15% 4%
12 Customer service representatives 800 $33,990 $22,100 - 47,590 25% 22%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 780 $37,760 $24,890 - 50,130 4% 25%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 660 $46,930 $32,280 - 66,500 6% 29%
15 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 530 $34,870 $19,020 - 60,400 8% 4%
16 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 520 $27,300 $21,580 - 33,100 18% 7%
17 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 510 $24,540 $16,930 - 32,890 2% 5%
18 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 500 $61,080 $38,310 - 90,890 9% 47%
19 General and operations managers 480 $94,790 $54,750 - 163,240 2% 48%
20 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 440 $37,460 $27,440 - 54,460 10% 4%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 430 $33,140 $21,630 - 50,510 11% 14%
22 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 420 $24,170 $16,490 - 31,370 -9% 5%
23 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 410 $37,810 $28,720 - 48,860 15% 18%
24 Cooks, restaurant 410 $23,940 $16,840 - 31,290 12% 5%
25 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 400 $36,800 $23,320 - 51,660 -7% 14%
26 Electromechanical equipment assemblers 400 $36,180 $25,830 - 48,080 -9% 6%
27 Preschool teachers, except special education 400 $26,570 $21,480 - 35,660 26% 43%
28 Maintenance and repair workers, general 390 $36,710 $26,540 - 50,850 10% 6%
29 Carpenters 380 $39,440 $30,390 - 50,190 10% 6%
30 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 360 $24,740 $17,150 - 33,920 18% 6%
31 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 350 $28,230 $19,210 - 39,500 4% 6%
32 Receptionists and information clerks 350 $26,720 $17,990 - 33,110 17% 13%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 340 $51,270 $29,140 - 78,910 -5% 15%
34 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 340 $42,200 $26,100 - 62,320 14% 4%
35 Bartenders 340 $20,350 $14,270 - 33,370 11% 17%
36 Team assemblers 330 $30,490 $20,670 - 44,160 0% 5%
37 Dishwashers 330 $18,960 $15,620 - 23,770 10% 3%
38 Construction laborers 320 $29,490 $18,190 - 39,460 11% 5%
39 Child care workers 310 $20,810 $15,690 - 25,760 18% 15%
40 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 300 $32,290 $22,870 - 45,060 -27% 6%
41 Food preparation workers 300 $19,940 $14,630 - 28,070 15% 7%
42 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 290 $44,010 $31,450 - 59,700 11% 33%
43 Computer support specialists 280 $41,900 $26,510 - 70,230 13% 43%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 270 $53,020 $35,630 - 76,310 9% 10%
45 Office and administrative support workers, all other 270 $23,410 $14,540 - 34,410 -9% 32%
46 Packers and packagers, hand 270 $20,100 $16,990 - 25,030 -12% 3%
47 Telemarketers 260 $34,640 $21,930 - 55,900 -10% 14%
48 Driver/sales workers 220 $18,860 $14,090 - 30,370 -5% 4%
49 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 210 $20,100 $15,790 - 28,110 10% 17%
50 Electricians 200 $46,690 $31,700 - 63,440 7% 7%
51 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 200 $42,740 $34,690 - 50,760 9% 3%
52 Medical secretaries 200 $32,810 $25,610 - 41,770 17% 18%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 200 $19,320 $14,360 - 32,150 12% 6%
54 Sales representatives, services, all other 200 $0 $ - 28% 48%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 190 $61,410 $42,400 - 80,510 7% 13%
56 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 190 $34,440 $26,970 - 46,220 -1% 22%
57 Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 180 $28,240 $17,410 - 46,980 -25% 3%
58 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 180 $19,580 $15,650 - 25,040 13% 5%
59 Machinists 170 $42,240 $23,900 - 61,320 -3% 3%
60 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 170 $26,730 $18,090 - 36,510 11% 5%
61 Tellers 170 $24,890 $21,550 - 30,090 14% 16%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 160 $76,430 $48,810 - 128,450 4% 38%
63 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 160 $42,440 $34,550 - 51,870 14% 7%
64 Medical assistants 160 $29,550 $23,340 - 37,030 35% 10%
65 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
66 Recreation workers 150 $23,980 $15,980 - 36,160 13% 47%
67 Production workers, all other 150 $21,420 $16,890 - 29,580 2% 5%
68 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 140 $53,740 $37,720 - 75,530 0% 42%
69 Food service managers 140 $52,310 $33,510 - 77,220 5% 24%
70 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 140 $38,220 $27,040 - 51,400 8% 3%
71 Parts salespersons 140 $33,650 $21,050 - 48,840 -2% 6%
72 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 140 $17,290 $14,050 - 24,230 12% 6%
73 Insurance sales agents 130 $58,020 $29,030 - 103,500 13% 45%
74 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 130 $46,530 $27,570 - 70,700 5% 8%
75 Dental assistants 130 $41,140 $29,210 - 51,580 29% 9%
76 Highway maintenance workers 130 $33,500 $24,350 - 44,610 9% 5%
77 Counter and rental clerks 130 $28,420 $17,650 - 41,010 23% 16%
78 Cooks, short order 130 $21,800 $15,510 - 29,020 5% 5%
79 Health technologists and technicians, all other 120 $49,340 $31,630 - 66,900 15% 27%
80 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 120 $43,330 $31,440 - 61,850 4% 30%
81 Healthcare support workers, all other 120 $33,080 $25,980 - 41,330 16% 10%
82 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 120 $32,300 $23,390 - 40,470 4% 15%
83 Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 120 $30,410 $23,070 - 38,860 -30% 0%
84 Security guards 120 $25,590 $18,550 - 32,610 17% 13%
85 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $23,570 $17,220 - 32,650 -7% 0%
86 Pharmacy technicians 120 $23,490 $16,720 - 33,180 32% 16%
87 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 120 $21,650 $14,520 - 27,300 13% 15%
88 Food servers, nonrestaurant 120 $17,910 $14,170 - 23,740 16% 9%
89 Dental hygienists 110 $78,440 $68,450 - 96,070 30% 33%
90 Loan officers 110 $49,270 $27,780 - 90,460 12% 49%
91 Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 110 $26,190 $17,700 - 35,690 -31% 6%
92 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 100 $45,990 $28,680 - 70,950 5% 2%
93 Legal secretaries 100 $35,440 $22,690 - 51,580 12% 18%
94 Industrial machinery mechanics 90 $41,250 $24,360 - 60,430 9% 5%
95 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 90 $38,530 $25,120 - 49,630 3% 18%
96 Printing machine operators 90 $31,950 $21,430 - 46,760 -6% 6%
97 Library technicians 90 $31,160 $22,300 - 41,760 9% 27%
98 Medical records and health information technicians 90 $30,850 $22,480 - 42,010 18% 12%
99 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 90 $29,460 $24,880 - 36,180 10% 24%
100 Veterinary technologists and technicians 90 $28,020 $20,240 - 37,590 41% 16%
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Jobs More Common Near Rochester Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 30,410 120 41.6
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 26,190 110 27.2
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 36,180 400 22.6
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 28,240 180 18.5
Engineers, all other 76,190 350 5.7
Teachers and instructors, all other 33,210 990 5.4
Education, training, and library workers, all other 47,480 140 5.1
Health technologists and technicians, all other 49,340 120 4.8
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,570 120 4.6
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 61,080 500 4.5
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 24,170 420 4.5
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 32,290 300 3.9
Highway maintenance workers 33,500 130 3.9
Office and administrative support workers, all other 23,410 270 2.9
Managers, all other 99,730 400 2.8
Business operations specialists, all other 47,010 1,130 2.7
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,570 400 2.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,800 400 2.4
Cooks, short order 21,800 130 2.3
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 46,530 130 2.2
Telemarketers 34,640 260 2.1
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 34,440 190 2.1
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 42,740 200 2
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 21,650 120 1.9
Teacher assistants 26,170 840 1.9
Food service managers 52,310 140 1.9
Chief executives 166,420 200 1.8
Production workers, all other 21,420 150 1.8
Bartenders 20,350 340 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,760 780 1.8
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,100 1,270 1.8
Healthcare support workers, all other 33,080 120 1.7
Parts salespersons 33,650 140 1.7
Food servers, nonrestaurant 17,910 120 1.7
Cashiers 18,860 2,200 1.7
Dishwashers 18,960 330 1.7
Dental hygienists 78,440 110 1.7
Financial managers 89,810 320 1.6
Driver/sales workers 18,860 220 1.6
Physical therapists 73,490 100 1.6
Computer systems analysts 67,290 320 1.5
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 34,870 530 1.5
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 20,100 210 1.5
Marketing managers 78,080 100 1.5
Recreation workers 23,980 150 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,270 340 1.5
Elementary school teachers, except special education 50,640 750 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 76,430 160 1.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 46,880 110 1.4
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 19,320 200 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Rochester, New Hampshire Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Telemarketers 34,640 1.4 260
Dental assistants 41,140 1.28 130
Dental hygienists 78,440 1.24 110
Computer and information systems managers 123,340 1.22 130
Counter and rental clerks 28,420 1.22 130
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 30,410 1.21 120
Health technologists and technicians, all other 49,340 1.21 120
Managers, all other 99,730 1.21 400
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 34,870 1.2 530
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 67,370 1.19 390
Office clerks, general 30,180 1.19 1,140
Teacher assistants 26,170 1.18 840
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 42,200 1.16 340
Education, training, and library workers, all other 47,480 1.16 140
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 36,180 1.15 400
Customer service representatives 33,990 1.15 800
Machinists 42,240 1.14 170
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,300 1.14 520
Healthcare support workers, all other 33,080 1.13 120
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 20,100 1.13 210
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 26,730 1.13 170
Medical secretaries 32,810 1.13 200
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,650 1.12 830
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 35,760 1.12 860
Receptionists and information clerks 26,720 1.12 350
Team assemblers 30,490 1.12 330
Chief executives 166,420 1.1 200
Parts salespersons 33,650 1.1 140
Cooks, restaurant 23,940 1.1 410
Dishwashers 18,960 1.1 330
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,800 1.1 400
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 33,140 1.1 430
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 76,430 1.1 160
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 32,290 1.09 300
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 61,080 1.09 500
Cooks, short order 21,800 1.09 130
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,800 1.09 860
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 79,210 1.09 200
Child care workers 20,810 1.08 310
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 61,410 1.08 190
Food service managers 52,310 1.08 140
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 42,440 1.07 160
Maintenance and repair workers, general 36,710 1.07 390
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 32,300 1.07 120
Network and computer systems administrators 65,020 1.06 170
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 43,330 1.06 120
Management analysts 77,860 1.06 140
Medical and health services managers 89,410 1.06 120
Medical assistants 29,550 1.05 160
Tellers 24,890 1.05 170

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