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.
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):
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):