New Hampshire Law Enforcement Salaries

In 2010, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median New Hampshire law enforcement salaries were:

  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $56,730
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $70,050
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $48,070
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Detective and Criminal Investigator Salaries in New Hampshire

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
50
66000
Portsmouth NH-ME
40
83450
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
90
57010

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in New Hampshire

Police officer and sheriff’s salaries in New Hampshire depend upon the size of the town and, of course, the town’s salary structure.  As an example, the starting salary of police officers working at the Nashua Police Department is $48,349. As a 2nd year patrolman, they have the potential to earn up to $53,883.

Likewise, the Londonderry Police Department offers their patrol officers between $49,059 and $65,077, depending on their experience.

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Salaries throughout New Hampshire

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury MA-NH NECTA Division
560
50000
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division
560
59440
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
560
55400
Portsmouth NH-ME
200
50560
Rochester-Dover NH-ME
310
44730
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
190
46850
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
600
49070
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
300
42780
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
140
48010

State Trooper Salary in New Hampshire

According to the New Hampshire State Police, a state trooper recruit can expect a starting salary of $46,307. However, with 10 years of full-time certified law enforcement experience and service, a state trooper is eligible to apply for Trooper II labor grade.

In addition, state troopers in New Hampshire also receive excellent health benefits including:

  • Paid dental and health insurance
  • Group term life insurance paid by the state

Salaries for Police Supervisors and Detectives throughout New Hampshire

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury MA-NH NECTA Division
110
74170
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division
50
93020
Manchester NH
40
Estimate Not Released
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
70
82540
Portsmouth NH-ME
50
75260
Rochester-Dover NH-ME
50
69290
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
110
70560
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
60
63150
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
40
66140

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