Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists amongst New Mexico areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,100
25th Percentile Wage
$57,510
50th Percentile Wage
$71,930
75th Percentile Wage
$115,510
90th Percentile Wage
$149,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,930
1.15% 16.75%
2016
$71,100
10.65% -
2015
$63,530
1.94% -
2014
$62,300
2.94% -
2013
$60,470
0.98% -
2012
$59,880
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of New Mexico ranges from $55,150 to $125,110. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in New Mexico is Los Alamos County with a median annual salary of $125,110. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Farmington (mean annual salary $70,590). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Alamos County
$125,110
Farmington
$70,590
Albuquerque
$68,460
Santa Fe
$61,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$58,670
Las Cruces
$57,530
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$55,150




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