Minimum Wage in New Hampshire – weekly, monthly, annually

In New Hampshire, the minimum wage is $7.25, which equals the federal minimum hourly rate. This is $3 per hour less than the minimum pay in any surrounding state.

About one percent of New Hampshire’s workforce earn the state’s minimum pay rate or less, and almost 145,000 New Hampshire employees (more than 20 percent of the state’s workforce) are earning less than $15 an hour.

For employees that work 40 hours per week at the minimum wage level, working the entire year without a day off, that means they’ll earn $15,000 a year, which is below the federal poverty level for a 2-person household!

The New Hampshire minimum wage does not even apply to all workers. Tipped employees, for example, and some student workers may be paid less than the state’s minimum rate (read more below).

Domestic workers like babysitters, household laborers, farm workers, outside sales representatives, newspaper carriers, non-professional ski patrol, summer camp workers, and golf caddies may be exempt from the regulations.

New Hampshire employers may pay under the state minimum to new employees with less than six months of experience. These workers may receive 75 percent of the state’s minimum pay ($5.44 an hour).

New Hampshire employers are not permitted to pay apprentices, learners, and students less than the minimum pay (unless the student is in a work-learn program).

New Hampshire Paycheck Calculator

This New Hampshire Paycheck Calculator converts your hourly wage to annual, monthly, or weekly earnings.

How to use the New Hampshire paycheck calculator

  1. First, put in your hourly wage.
  2. Second, put in how many hours you work per week.
  3. Then our paycheck calculator instantly indicates how your hourly way translates into annual, monthly, or weekly earnings.

How does the New Hampshire paycheck calculator work?

Hourly workers may have a hard time figuring out how their hourly earnings relate to periodical wages like per week, month, or year. Periodically salaried employees can usually pretty easily understand their earnings and paychecks. By the end of a working period, they get their paychecks, and by the end of the year, they receive their tax forms.

So, we designed this paycheck calculator to help these hourly workers understand what their hourly wage is in terms of weekly, monthly, or annual earnings. It works quite easily. The only thing you need to do is enter your hourly wage and the number of hours you work in a full week. Our New Hampshire paycheck calculator now instantly translates your hourly wage into annual, monthly, or weekly earnings.

Time period Equation
Annual earnings = hourly pay times
40 hours times 52 weeks
Monthly earnings = annual pay divided by 12 months
Weekly earnings = hourly pay times 40 hours

These results are generated by multiplying your base hourly pay by the number of hours, weeks, or months you work annually, assuming you work 40 hours a week.

Minimum Wage in New Hampshire

So the New Hampshire minimum hourly pay is $7.25 an hour. This translates to $58.00 per day, $290.00 per week (at 40 hours a week), $1256.67 per month, and $15,080.00 per year.

As said earlier, not every New Hampshire employee will earn this minimum hourly wage. Some groups, such as tipped workers, some student groups, and more categories are exempt.

New Hampshire minimum wage exemptions

The following is not a complete overview of groups exempt from New Hampshire’s minimum wage requirements. It lists the most common worker categories.

  • In New Hampshire, tipped workers may be paid 40% of the state’s minimum rate, so $3.27 per hour. But if the employee’s hourly earnings, including tips, do not reach the minimum state level, the employer must pay for the difference.
  • Seasonal and farm workers may be exempt from the state’s minimum requirements.
  • Employees engaged in household duties, or domestic labor, may be exempt.
  • Outside sales representatives, newspaper carriers, summer camps workers, some ski resort workers, and golf caddies also may be paid less than the state minimum standards.
  • Full-time high school and post-secondary students participating in a university work-learn program may be paid 85% of New Hampshire’s minimum rate, so $6.16 an hour. The job must be part-time for up to 20 hours a week.
  • New Hampshire employees under the age of 20 can be paid a “trainee wage” ($4.25 per hour) at a new job during the first 90 days.

All New Hampshire employers and businesses are required to clearly display state-approved informative posters in highly visible places to inform their workers about New Hampshire’s minimum wage laws and other workers’ rights under state and federal law.

New Hampshire’s tipped workers

New Hampshire’s tipped service workers, restaurant wait staff, and bartenders may earn as little as 40 percent of the state minimum pay, so $3.27 an hour. If, however, a tipped worker doesn’t make the minimum rate (including tips) of $7.25 an hour (or $290 a week), the employer must pay the difference.

New Hampshire employers are not permitted to withhold, claim, divert, or use their employees’ tips. In other words, if an employer or supervisor tries to claim a worker’s tips, they can file a claim for stolen earnings. New Hampshire law requires all employers to keep an accurate and true record of workers’ daily hours.

New Hampshire overtime wage

Under FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) regulations, New Hampshire workers get 1.5 times their normal hourly pay if they put in more than 40 hours in a regular work week, meaning for those extra worked hours, they will get at least $10.88 an hour. In New Hampshire, there’s no daily overtime limit.

  • New Hampshire business professionals, executives, and administrators making $455 a week ($23,660 a year) or more are exempt from the state’s overtime wage regulations.
  • Farm and seasonal workers, domestic laborers such as housekeepers and babysitters, and employees at youth summer camps are exempt.
  • Employees working as newsboys, non-professional ski patrolmen, and golf caddies are exempt from New Hamshire’s overtime wage regulations, and an employer’s direct family members and spouse may be exempt as well.

What is work time?

Work time entails all hours during which employees perform duties and/or assignments for employers. It includes hours during which employees get paid or should be paid for activities initiated and controlled by employers.

When the position involves traveling to suppliers, customers, or clients, then the necessary travel time is regarded as work time. However, regular commute time from work to home and vice versa is not considered work time.

Please note that this post doesn’t contain legal advice. If you have any questions about New Hampshire’s minimum wage policies or minimum wage compliance, consult a tax professional or a tax attorney.