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Nashua Employment

Employment and Industries in the Nashua, New Hampshire Area

Nashua provides jobs in industries such as healthcare, fabricated metal products, computers, electronic components and high technology. Nashua is a notable incubator for high technology. The city is home to facilities of the defense contractor, BAE Systems and the computer company, Hewlett-Packard. The city also includes software firms.

Nashua is the region's financial, service and retail hub. The fastest growing sectors are retail and services. In addition, Nashua has been ranked high for its business environment.

Notable details about Nashua, New Hampshire: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $64,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 119.6 which is higher than the national average of 100. In Nashua 32% of the adult population has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher.

The following is a list of the major employers in Nashua, New Hampshire:

  • BAE Systems North America
  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital and Trauma Center
  • City of Nashua
  • Teradyne Connection Systems Inc
  • Nashua Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • GN Netcom/Unex Inc
  • GL & V Pulp Group Inc

Jobs that are more prevalent in Nashua than most other of the nation's cities are foundry mold and core makers, metal workers and plastic workers, drafters, electromechanical equipment assemblers, production workers, electrical engineers, electric and electronic equipment assemblers, computer software applications engineers, and computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic.

The significant fields of employment in the city are:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and health services
  • Government
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Financial activities

Nashua businesses are invited to work with helpful organizations including:

Nashua Telegraph provides current news about Nashua business and industry.

Jobs in Nashua

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations2726490$65,420$31.45100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations387620$44,760$21.5214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations251570$50,740$24.399.9
4Management Occupations230560$138,530$66.66.15
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations221620$30,050$14.458.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations179290$66,800$32.126.05
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations178950$99,040$47.625.8
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations173620$86,770$41.725.25
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations136780$40,520$19.486.55
10Computer and Mathematical Occupations133070$97,870$47.062.9
11Production Occupations107880$42,160$20.275.7
12Personal Care and Service Occupations106010$33,630$16.174.3
13Construction and Extraction Occupations92730$62,810$30.24.45
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations80250$36,730$17.663.65
15Retail Salespersons76880$29,550$14.212.85
16Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations75350$56,310$27.073.8
17Healthcare Support Occupations75330$36,380$17.493
18Protective Service Occupations60930$56,950$27.382.2
19Registered Nurses60260$92,180$44.321.95
20General and Operations Managers59570$142,840$68.671.5
21Cashiers55760$25,240$12.142.2
22Community and Social Service Occupations52130$49,830$23.961.65
23Customer Service Representatives51180$43,780$21.051.75
24Waiters and Waitresses48950$30,590$14.711.7
25Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food47500$26,270$12.632.3
26Office Clerks, General44650$40,220$19.331.9
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners44300$35,900$17.261.55
28Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations43610$84,420$40.590.8
29Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations42850$65,620$31.551.8
30Personal Care Aides42020$28,840$13.861.5
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers38460$30,290$14.561.3
32Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks34940$46,950$22.571.05
33Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive34160$46,310$22.271.5
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers30370$65,360$31.420.95
35Accountants and Auditors30350$81,860$39.360.9
36Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand29190$33,460$16.091.7
37Financial Managers26490$147,590$70.960.4
38Legal Occupations25970$126,710$60.920.8
39Software Developers, Systems Software25770$116,060$55.80.3
40Nursing Assistants25590$32,960$15.851
41Cooks, Restaurant22340$31,440$15.110.8
42Management Analysts20820$115,900$55.720.5
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers20030$47,970$23.061
44Home Health Aides19160$30,870$14.840.7
45Medical Secretaries19060$43,550$20.940.4
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products18300$78,800$37.880.9
47Computer User Support Specialists18080$62,510$30.060.4
48Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists17990$78,630$37.80.4
49Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers17840$51,420$24.721.2
50Security Guards17780$34,480$16.580.7
51Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products17260$98,280$47.250.2
52Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants17050$63,260$30.410.35
53Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop16890$25,390$12.210.3
54Maintenance and Repair Workers, General16840$48,220$23.180.9
55Receptionists and Information Clerks15850$32,400$15.580.7
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers15820$39,690$19.080.6
57Lawyers15820$161,590$77.690.5
58Computer and Information Systems Managers14940$157,440$75.690.2
59Construction Laborers14860$53,670$25.80.8
60Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers14490$33,840$16.270
61Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners14200$32,530$15.640.9
62Packers and Packagers, Hand13920$27,210$13.080.45
63Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education13880$38,060$18.30.3
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers13850$36,270$17.440.8
65First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers13830$40,520$19.480.6
66Sales Managers13670$156,180$75.090.2
67Computer Systems Analysts13320$93,520$44.960.4
68Human Resources Specialists13280$77,440$37.230.35
69Carpenters13120$61,760$29.690.7
70Bartenders12850$31,040$14.920.4
71Electricians12490$65,640$31.560.4
72Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers12340$70,400$33.850.4
73Physicians and Surgeons, All Other12090$193,690$93.120.25
74Food Preparation Workers11920$28,830$13.860.6
75Marketing Managers11520$149,420$71.840.1
76Business Operations Specialists, All Other11430$87,040$41.840.7
77Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics11380$45,600$21.920.5
78Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents11190$115,390$55.480.2
79Financial Analysts11170$98,230$47.230.2
80Social and Human Service Assistants11120$35,160$16.90.25
81Dishwashers11110$26,720$12.850.3
82Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses11100$59,850$28.770.5
83Administrative Services Managers10750$113,340$54.490.2
84Childcare Workers10740$29,040$13.960.8
85Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists10600$90,490$43.510.1
86Medical and Health Services Managers10260$136,920$65.830.25
87Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks9840$38,500$18.510.4
88Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters9660$68,300$32.840.3
89Medical Assistants9530$39,740$19.110.45
90Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists9360$38,120$18.330.4
91Bus Drivers, School or Special Client9330$39,700$19.090.3
92First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers8980$84,040$40.40.4
93Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors8540$58,140$27.950.2
94Electrical Engineers8400$114,470$55.030.1
95Computer Occupations, All Other8380$94,710$45.530.2
96Firefighters8340$64,130$30.830.2
97Network and Computer Systems Administrators8280$91,960$44.210.25
98Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop8260$27,050$130.3
99Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers8100$40,430$19.440
100First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers8010$68,320$32.840.4
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Jobs More Common Near Nashua Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$65,4202,726,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$44,760387,620
Sales and Related Occupations$50,740251,570
Management Occupations$138,530230,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$30,050221,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$66,800179,290
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$99,040178,950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$86,770173,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$40,520136,780
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$97,870133,070
Production Occupations$42,160107,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,630106,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations$62,81092,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$36,73080,250
Retail Salespersons$29,55076,880
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$56,31075,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$36,38075,330
Protective Service Occupations$56,95060,930
Registered Nurses$92,18060,260
General and Operations Managers$142,84059,570
Cashiers$25,24055,760
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,83052,130
Customer Service Representatives$43,78051,180
Waiters and Waitresses$30,59048,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,27047,500
Office Clerks, General$40,22044,650
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$35,90044,300
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$84,42043,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$65,62042,850
Personal Care Aides$28,84042,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,29038,460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,95034,940
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,31034,160
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$65,36030,370
Accountants and Auditors$81,86030,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,46029,190
Financial Managers$147,59026,490
Legal Occupations$126,71025,970
Software Developers, Systems Software$116,06025,770
Nursing Assistants$32,96025,590
Cooks, Restaurant$31,44022,340
Management Analysts$115,90020,820
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,97020,030
Home Health Aides$30,87019,160
Medical Secretaries$43,55019,060
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$78,80018,300
Computer User Support Specialists$62,51018,080
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$78,63017,990
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$51,42017,840
Security Guards$34,48017,780

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$65,4202,726,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$44,760387,620
Sales and Related Occupations$50,740251,570
Management Occupations$138,530230,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$30,050221,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$66,800179,290
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$99,040178,950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$86,770173,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$40,520136,780
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$97,870133,070
Production Occupations$42,160107,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,630106,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations$62,81092,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$36,73080,250
Retail Salespersons$29,55076,880
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$56,31075,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$36,38075,330
Protective Service Occupations$56,95060,930
Registered Nurses$92,18060,260
General and Operations Managers$142,84059,570
Cashiers$25,24055,760
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,83052,130
Customer Service Representatives$43,78051,180
Waiters and Waitresses$30,59048,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,27047,500
Office Clerks, General$40,22044,650
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$35,90044,300
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$84,42043,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$65,62042,850
Personal Care Aides$28,84042,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,29038,460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$46,95034,940
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$46,31034,160
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$65,36030,370
Accountants and Auditors$81,86030,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,46029,190
Financial Managers$147,59026,490
Legal Occupations$126,71025,970
Software Developers, Systems Software$116,06025,770
Nursing Assistants$32,96025,590
Cooks, Restaurant$31,44022,340
Management Analysts$115,90020,820
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,97020,030
Home Health Aides$30,87019,160
Medical Secretaries$43,55019,060
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$78,80018,300
Computer User Support Specialists$62,51018,080
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$78,63017,990
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$51,42017,840
Security Guards$34,48017,780

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