Employment In New Hampshire: What is the Cost of Living in Southern NH?

Employment and the cost of living in New Hampshire

Compare the Cost Of Living To Opportunities For Employment in NH

New Hampshire has long enjoyed a high standard of living and is consistently recognized as one of the most livable states, one of the healthiest states, and one of the safest states in the nation. New Hampshire also has great schools, beautiful small towns, and a strong economy. Another reason many people have made New Hampshire their home is the state's relatively low cost of living. With New Hampshire's low unemployment rate, people seeking employment are likely to find not only good paying jobs but that their salary goes much further here than in other parts of the country.

There are many different online tools you can use to get a snapshot of the cost of living in various metropolitan areas. These often include the costs of housing, utilities, food, transportation, health care, and other common costs. For example, CNN Money has a tool that allows you to compare the buying power of a salary in the nearest city to you with that of other cities, and Bestplaces.net has comparisons for dozens of factors and allows you to enter some New Hampshire cities, not just our largest, Manchester. What these calculators will consistently tell you is that overall, a salary will go farther in New Hampshire than many of the nation's larger cities.

The Cost Of Living In New Hampshire

There are many employment opportunities in New Hampshire that pay $50,000 a year or more. If you were to seek employment in Washington, D.C., and maintain the same buying power for that salary here in New Hampshire, you would need to make roughly $70,000 per year. If you were to move to New York City, you would need to find employment that paid roughly $90,000 per year. Even in nearby Boston, you would need to make significantly more each year to maintain the great lifestyle Southern New Hampshire offers.

Working and Living In New Hampshire

There are many other aspects to consider when evaluating employment in New Hampshire. The state is home to some large corporations and manufacturers, but the majority of New Hampshire residents work for mid-sized and small businesses. New Hampshire is also attractive to those who are looking for less stress in their day-to-day life. There is no big city traffic here. Fighting traffic on the morning commute might mean the stoplight in the center of town is backed up. 

Learn More About Life in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is also a place that welcomes innovation in the workplace. The state ranks in the top 10 nationally in terms of the percentage of high tech workers per capita and ranks 6th in the nation in the number of new companies started each year. It is also a state with access. Whether you are traveling for work or vacation, Southern New Hampshire is close to Boston and only a few hours to New York and Montreal. It's also in the heart of New England, offering not just great amenities in-state, but also proximity to some of the country's top vacation destinations in neighboring Maine and Vermont.

Hitchiner is a private company that employs 1,800 people worldwide, many of them in the small town of Milford, where our business is headquartered. Our employees work with cutting-edge technology, yet are just minutes from hiking mountains, visiting an art museum or strolling down a small town Main Street. Our salaries are competitive with other high-tech manufacturers in the state and offer significant benefits, including a no cost on-site health clinic and employee training and development programs.

Career Opportunities At Hitchiner Manufacturing

New Hampshire’s economy is booming and full-time careers are available now at Hitchiner Manufacturing. Hitchiner is a leader in workforce development, placing a high value on education and training demonstrated through their tuition reimbursement benefits.