Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among New Mexico cities 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 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,710
25th Percentile Wage
$63,640
50th Percentile Wage
$80,810
75th Percentile Wage
$118,070
90th Percentile Wage
$152,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,810
-5.48% 12.52%
2016
$85,240
3.02% -
2015
$82,670
12.56% -
2014
$72,290
8.01% -
2013
$66,500
-6.30% -
2012
$70,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of New Mexico ranges from $64,290 to $106,960. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in New Mexico is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $106,960. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $94,070). The lowest paying area is Santa Fe with a median annual salary of $64,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$106,960
Albuquerque
$94,070
Farmington
$90,130
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$74,760
Santa Fe
$64,290




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