The high-tech sector in New Hampshire contributes $3 billion to the state’s GDP, supporting industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing. The space is expected to grow six percent in the next five years, with 55 percent of employers planning to hire more people in 2023. Even now, the technology sector employs more than 44,000 professionals, making up over 10 percent of the state’s workforce.
In the meantime, 78 percent of New Hampshire employers report facing a moderate-to-significant shortage of skilled technology workers like software engineers. This puts tech workers in an excellent negotiating position. Given that the average New Hampshire tech job pays 82 percent more than the median pay across all other occupations, investing in technology education in something like software engineering could yield exceptional returns.