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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Mexico

The top 200 highest paying jobs in New Mexico (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in New Mexico are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in New Mexico is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $197,120. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $192,780). The salary and the employment information in New Mexico is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Mexico

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$197,120
120
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$192,780
60
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$184,480
80
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$180,970
40
5 General Internists
$169,070
170
6 Orthodontists
$158,090
0
7 General Dentists
$156,620
710
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$151,890
1,790
9 Physicists
$146,040
1,720
10 Family and General Practitioners
$144,130
790
11 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$140,510
50
12 Nuclear Engineers
$136,060
800
13 Materials Scientists
$135,470
100
14 Podiatrists
$135,200
60
15 Mining and Geological Engineers
$129,620
230
16 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$128,100
750
17 Pharmacists
$124,590
1,550
18 Materials Engineers
$123,330
320
19 Air Traffic Controllers
$121,910
340
20 Other Physical Scientists
$121,340
640
21 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$117,880
1,410
22 Aerospace Engineers
$114,970
630
23 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$113,000
60
24 Computer Network Architects
$112,300
490
25 Purchasing Managers
$110,210
230
26 Physician Assistants
$110,060
670
27 Chemical Engineers
$110,030
90
28 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$109,950
30
29 Mechanical Engineers
$109,750
1,210
30 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$109,710
70
31 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$109,250
1,080
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$108,690
110
33 Nurse Practitioners
$108,430
960
34 Mathematicians
$108,020
60
35 Engineers, All Other
$106,130
2,170
36 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$106,010
300
37 Information Security Analysts
$105,500
790
38 Nurse Midwives
$104,170
100
39 Commercial Pilots
$102,720
150
40 Electrical Engineers
$101,010
1,880
41 Medical and Health Services Managers
$99,980
1,750
42 Biomedical Engineers
$98,530
100
43 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$98,010
1,190
44 Systems Software Developers
$97,910
1,650
45 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$97,530
60
46 Computer Hardware Engineers
$96,150
370
47 Industrial Production Managers
$95,940
450
48 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$95,290
140
49 Natural Sciences Managers
$94,650
350
50 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$94,120
60
51 Veterinarians
$93,820
370
52 Other Psychologists
$93,810
100
53 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$93,500
30
54 Chemists
$91,770
270
55 All Other Managers
$91,520
2,900
56 Industrial Engineers
$91,510
760
57 Financial Managers
$91,430
2,310
58 Physical Therapists
$91,180
1,350
59 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$91,010
40
60 Art Directors
$89,960
90
61 Sales Managers
$89,940
1,110
62 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$88,810
150
63 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$88,640
50
64 Human Resources Managers
$88,580
560
65 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$87,840
350
66 Sales Engineers
$87,530
70
67 Operations Research Analysts
$86,600
290
68 Civil Engineers
$86,540
1,420
69 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$85,760
320
70 Petroleum Engineers
$85,570
300
71 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$85,030
200
72 Lawyers
$84,630
2,900
73 Radiation Therapists
$84,570
50
74 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$84,380
70
75 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$83,950
50
76 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$83,480
1,600
77 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$83,390
430
78 Personal Financial Advisors
$83,130
450
79 Environmental Engineers
$83,110
420
80 General and Operations Managers
$82,840
14,670
81 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$82,530
0
82 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$82,470
590
83 Historians
$82,100
40
84 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$81,790
1,620
85 Dental Hygienists
$81,420
1,010
86 Administrative Services Managers
$80,870
1,820
87 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,810
300
88 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$80,600
270
89 Locomotive Engineers
$80,600
60
90 Marketing Managers
$80,330
390
91 Occupational Therapists
$79,780
690
92 Audiologists
$79,650
60
93 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$79,600
120
94 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$78,330
120
95 Construction Managers
$78,140
1,530
96 Power Plant Operators
$78,030
200
97 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$77,130
390
98 Optometrists
$76,920
220
99 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$76,740
110
100 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$76,710
110
101 Applications Software Developers
$76,600
1,200
102 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$76,550
80
103 Computer Systems Analysts
$76,510
1,700
104 Financial Analysts
$76,480
730
105 Computer Programmers
$76,140
440
106 Training and Development Managers
$75,970
110
107 Other Engineering Technicians
$75,600
1,980
108 Logisticians
$75,180
640
109 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,860
920
110 Other Computer Occupations
$74,780
1,120
111 Hydrologists
$74,760
140
112 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$74,680
230
113 Database Administrators
$74,630
450
114 Other Education Administrators
$74,520
270
115 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$74,440
200
116 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$73,970
760
117 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$73,530
220
118 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$73,340
50
119 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$73,300
110
120 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$72,930
50
121 Other Material Moving Workers
$72,740
30
122 Other Biological Scientists
$72,440
380
123 Budget Analysts
$72,250
600
124 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$72,160
140
125 Mechanical Drafters
$71,980
210
126 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,950
50
127 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,930
1,150
128 Food Scientists and Technologists
$71,740
90
129 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,570
880
130 Landscape Architects
$71,440
30
131 Statisticians
$71,420
130
132 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$71,030
190
133 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$71,020
180
134 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$70,980
210
135 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$70,880
60
136 Millwrights
$70,740
110
137 Other Therapists
$70,740
190
138 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$70,700
1,760
139 Technical Writers
$70,550
370
140 Astronomers
$70,450
30
141 Management Analysts
$70,290
2,570
142 Actuaries
$70,120
30
143 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,740
440
144 Registered Nurses
$69,570
16,290
145 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$69,490
320
146 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$69,480
30
147 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$69,380
430
148 Gaming Managers
$69,260
60
149 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$69,220
660
150 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$69,160
60
151 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$69,090
190
152 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$69,080
130
153 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$69,070
850
154 Chiropractors
$67,950
130
155 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$67,690
150
156 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,650
690
157 Emergency Management Directors
$67,540
90
158 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,320
120
159 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$67,190
70
160 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$67,150
150
161 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$67,000
70
162 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$66,900
60
163 Conservation Scientists
$66,250
220
164 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$65,670
1,150
165 Epidemiologists
$65,500
100
166 Producers and Directors
$65,370
480
167 Nuclear Technicians
$65,160
190
168 Social and Community Service Managers
$64,890
830
169 Court Reporters
$64,570
110
170 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$64,370
0
171 Financial Examiners
$63,890
100
172 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$63,850
1,280
173 Economists
$63,740
70
174 Avionics Technicians
$63,740
50
175 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$63,680
120
176 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$63,670
560
177 Gas Plant Operators
$63,500
290
178 Compliance Officers
$63,210
1,440
179 Other Business Operations Specialists
$62,700
6,650
180 Funeral Service Managers
$62,670
40
181 Riggers
$62,100
50
182 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,830
50
183 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,710
100
184 Psychiatrists
$61,600
120
185 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$61,220
160
186 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,130
950
187 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$61,100
100
188 Insurance Underwriters
$60,770
180
189 Computer Network Support Specialists
$60,740
1,180
190 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$60,640
290
191 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$60,530
570
192 Postsecondary History Teachers
$60,460
50
193 Soil and Plant Scientists
$60,210
50
194 Surveyors
$59,360
270
195 Instructional Coordinators
$59,360
540
196 Accountants and Auditors
$59,170
5,790
197 Other Mining Machine Operators
$58,840
70
198 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$58,840
160
199 Rail Car Repairers
$58,660
210
200 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$58,580
900

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