Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for geological and petroleum technicians in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geological and petroleum technicians among New Mexico metropolitan 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 Geological and Petroleum Technicians in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,160
25th Percentile Wage
$32,990
50th Percentile Wage
$42,000
75th Percentile Wage
$80,170
90th Percentile Wage
$110,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,000
8.86% -50.60%
2016
$38,280
-44.62% -
2014
$55,360
10.30% -
2013
$49,660
-27.37% -
2012
$63,250
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in state of New Mexico ranges from $43,350 to $64,540. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in New Mexico is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,540. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,170). The lowest paying area is Albuquerque with a median annual salary of $43,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$64,540
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$56,170
Albuquerque
$43,350




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