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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 $192,810. The second highest paying job is obstetricians and gynecologists (average salary $184,480). The salary and the employment information in New Mexico is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Mexico

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$192,810
110
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$184,480
120
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$183,480
60
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$179,040
60
5 General Internists
$169,070
220
6 Family and General Practitioners
$157,030
810
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$148,600
1,830
8 General Dentists
$147,310
780
9 Physicists
$143,330
1,640
10 Podiatrists
$135,290
60
11 Nuclear Engineers
$131,790
820
12 Materials Scientists
$131,780
100
13 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$124,020
1,280
14 Mining and Geological Engineers
$123,240
180
15 Materials Engineers
$122,530
310
16 Pharmacists
$121,590
1,800
17 Audiologists
$121,110
130
18 Air Traffic Controllers
$117,780
340
19 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$114,160
890
20 Locomotive Engineers
$113,320
580
21 Optometrists
$112,900
190
22 Computer Network Architects
$110,860
460
23 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$109,710
70
24 Chemical Engineers
$109,470
90
25 Aerospace Engineers
$109,060
730
26 Commercial Pilots
$107,760
270
27 Information Security Analysts
$107,640
670
28 Mechanical Engineers
$107,050
1,200
29 Physician Assistants
$106,240
710
30 Engineers, All Other
$105,170
2,280
31 Nurse Midwives
$104,360
90
32 Nurse Practitioners
$103,590
850
33 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$102,460
1,160
34 Mathematicians
$102,110
60
35 Purchasing Managers
$101,670
230
36 Systems Software Developers
$101,510
1,780
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$98,530
150
38 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$98,510
70
39 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$98,340
300
40 Medical and Health Services Managers
$97,300
1,930
41 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$96,960
1,110
42 Electrical Engineers
$96,170
2,020
43 Computer Hardware Engineers
$96,150
370
44 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$95,390
40
45 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$95,290
140
46 Personal Financial Advisors
$95,140
510
47 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$94,120
60
48 Natural Sciences Managers
$92,910
350
49 Industrial Production Managers
$92,420
470
50 Other Psychologists
$92,350
90
51 Veterinarians
$92,330
400
52 Industrial Engineers
$91,530
920
53 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$91,010
40
54 Physical Therapists
$90,790
1,300
55 All Other Managers
$89,380
2,650
56 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$88,640
50
57 Petroleum Engineers
$88,380
230
58 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$88,280
140
59 Financial Managers
$87,410
2,310
60 Environmental Engineers
$87,330
410
61 Operations Research Analysts
$86,990
350
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,750
430
63 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$85,300
300
64 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$85,240
350
65 Civil Engineers
$85,210
1,330
66 Dental Hygienists
$85,060
1,190
67 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$84,380
70
68 Human Resources Managers
$84,190
540
69 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$83,950
50
70 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$82,530
0
71 Sales Engineers
$82,470
60
72 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,900
1,650
73 Historians
$81,890
30
74 Sales Managers
$81,240
1,200
75 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$81,080
210
76 Lawyers
$80,910
2,890
77 Applications Software Developers
$80,900
1,230
78 Postsecondary History Teachers
$80,550
100
79 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$80,490
180
80 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$80,290
420
81 General and Operations Managers
$80,010
15,550
82 Administrative Services Managers
$79,230
1,690
83 Occupational Therapists
$78,800
670
84 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$78,330
120
85 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$78,120
1,610
86 Radiation Therapists
$77,650
30
87 Construction Managers
$77,590
1,380
88 Other Computer Occupations
$77,450
1,010
89 Marketing Managers
$76,860
350
90 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$76,630
270
91 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$76,090
120
92 Hydrologists
$75,770
150
93 Speech-Language Pathologists
$75,470
920
94 Computer Programmers
$75,140
610
95 Chemists
$74,620
300
96 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$74,550
770
97 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$74,310
230
98 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,830
1,490
99 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$73,300
110
100 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$73,060
190
101 Financial Analysts
$73,000
580
102 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$72,690
740
103 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$72,110
120
104 Mechanical Drafters
$72,030
190
105 Other Engineering Technicians
$71,590
2,120
106 Landscape Architects
$71,440
30
107 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$71,410
220
108 Training and Development Managers
$71,370
100
109 Technical Writers
$71,350
300
110 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$71,300
1,970
111 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,100
1,110
112 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$71,030
190
113 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$70,980
210
114 Other Education Administrators
$70,950
300
115 Gas Plant Operators
$70,440
260
116 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$70,130
290
117 Actuaries
$70,120
30
118 Logisticians
$70,040
670
119 Chiropractors
$69,840
90
120 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$69,530
230
121 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,150
220
122 Budget Analysts
$69,130
620
123 Other Biological Scientists
$69,120
360
124 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,080
210
125 Database Administrators
$68,890
400
126 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$68,800
520
127 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$68,560
870
128 Management Analysts
$68,240
2,480
129 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$68,200
370
130 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$68,050
260
131 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,900
990
132 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$67,700
910
133 Registered Nurses
$67,580
16,200
134 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$67,190
70
135 Conservation Scientists
$67,150
210
136 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$67,000
70
137 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$66,930
500
138 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$66,900
60
139 Emergency Management Directors
$66,590
90
140 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$66,140
80
141 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$66,000
660
142 Funeral Service Managers
$65,790
50
143 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,670
250
144 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$65,580
740
145 Producers and Directors
$65,370
350
146 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$65,180
40
147 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$64,970
460
148 Boilermakers
$64,450
280
149 Court Reporters
$64,320
130
150 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,200
160
151 Gaming Managers
$64,060
70
152 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$63,660
520
153 Avionics Technicians
$63,350
30
154 Instructional Coordinators
$63,240
510
155 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$62,090
140
156 Economists
$62,060
70
157 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$62,010
1,300
158 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,830
80
159 Social and Community Service Managers
$61,750
860
160 Psychiatrists
$61,600
80
161 Soil and Plant Scientists
$61,220
50
162 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$60,940
910
163 Insurance Underwriters
$60,680
140
164 Transportation Inspectors
$60,410
200
165 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$60,210
100
166 Other Business Operations Specialists
$59,980
7,240
167 Interpreters and Translators
$59,700
270
168 Surveyors
$59,700
340
169 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$59,380
190
170 Art Directors
$59,300
90
171 Compliance Officers
$59,240
1,480
172 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$59,230
810
173 Financial Examiners
$58,660
100
174 Accountants and Auditors
$58,550
6,580
175 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$58,440
1,770
176 Crane and Tower Operators
$58,240
130
177 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
$58,140
360
178 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$58,130
230
179 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$57,970
710
180 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,880
1,560
181 Radiologic Technologists
$57,700
1,280
182 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$57,690
320
183 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$57,430
50
184 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,400
220
185 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$57,250
580
186 All Other Special Education Teachers
$57,200
700
187 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$56,830
570
188 Statisticians
$56,690
80
189 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$56,670
60
190 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$56,470
940
191 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$56,340
5,530
192 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,220
380
193 Computer Network Support Specialists
$56,110
1,190
194 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$56,010
2,960
195 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$55,930
1,170
196 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$55,780
290
197 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$55,740
1,160
198 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$55,740
7,950
199 Other Life Scientists
$55,710
70
200 Public Relations Specialists
$55,580
890

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