Salaries in New Hampshire for Professionals in International Business and Affairs

NGOs, government agencies and businesses that operate in the international sphere rely heavily on the expertise of international business professionals and international relations specialists, offering substantial salaries for their unique expertise.

The US Global Leadership Coalition reports that international trade and commerce are an important part of economic prosperity in New Hampshire. The value of exports to foreign markets has been rapidly expanding, and grew 22% between 2012 and 2013. Such a rapid increase is fueling demand for professionals to serve the 2,625 New Hampshire-based companies involved in international commerce.

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The US International Trade Administration reported that New Hampshire’s $4.4 billion in international exports supported 20,048 jobs in 2014, including high-paying positions for business leaders with a global perspective.

Salaries for International Business Professionals in New Hampshire

Managers in Nashua responsible for the transportation, storage, and distribution of goods to foreign markets earn a higher median salary than those in New Hampshire overall. These professionals earned a median salary of $101,640 in 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Logisticians help to navigate complex global supply chains. Those earning salaries in the 90th percentile of this occupational classification were particularly well compensated in rural parts of New Hampshire:

  • Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area – $98,360
  • Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area – $111,410

Marketing is a critical part of ensuring that exports sell well in other countries, and marketing research analysts earning in the 90th percentile of this occupational category in the following areas made more than 27% higher than those for New Hampshire as a whole:

  • Nashua – $141,480
  • Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area – $137,640

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a greater level of detail on salaries for professionals found in the multinational companies and local exporting companies that call New Hampshire home (2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Industrial Production Managers
810
101200
Purchasing Managers
350
105480
Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers
370
100870
Compliance Officers
1150
68320
Logisticians
400
70150
Management Analysts
1950
92650
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
1760
67060

Salaries for International Relations Specialists in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits reported that nonprofits are major employers in the state. Nearly 15% of New Hampshire’s workforce was employed by a nonprofit in 2012. Seventy of the state’s nonprofits worked in the international sphere.

This center provides the average salary for executive directors of nonprofits in New Hampshire in 2014. These professionals earned an average of $40.81 an hour, and their wages increased by 8.5% between 2010 and 2014.

Level II economists for the state of New Hampshire earned between $52,894 and $71,531 in 2015.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a salary analysis of occupational categories in New Hampshire associated with international outreach work (2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fundraisers
400
50980
Economists
50
75080
Urban and Regional Planners
190
63050
Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary
40
89990
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
60
96830
Interpreters and Translators
220
44780

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