New Hampshire Gerontologist Salaries - NH
With the number of individuals over 65 predicted to more than double by the year 2020, meeting the needs of a population that is aging at a rapid rate will result in jobs providing services for the elderly and employment opportunities for those knowledgeable and possessing an understanding of the field of gerontology. Gerontology focuses on the psychological, biological and social aspects of aging, instead of the diseases of the elderly per se.
New Hampshire is one of the 10 states within the United States with the highest percentage of residents age 65 or older. Additionally, New Hampshire is also among the fastest growing states for the 65 and over population. As a result, there are a wide variety of opportunities for those with degrees or a certificate in gerontology, including nursing, teaching, administration, service and research. Openings for gerontologists exist within government programs and agencies, public and private facilities that offer health, education and social services to the elderly such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and long-term care facilities, research centers, colleges and universities and even in the private business sector. Medical settings in New Hampshire that employ gerontologists include the Concord Hospital, Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, and Cheshire Medical Center.
The average annual salary for a gerontologist in New Hampshire is $179,000, according to the online job site indeed.com. Salaries for gerontologists in major New Hampshire cities are:
- Manchester, $152,000/yearly
- Nashua, $176,000/yearly
- East Concord, $143,000/yearly
- Concord, $143,000/yearly
- Derry Village $155,000/yearly