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Lawyer Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers 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 Lawyers in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,990
25th Percentile Wage
$67,180
50th Percentile Wage
$84,630
75th Percentile Wage
$116,210
90th Percentile Wage
$160,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,630
4.40% -1.44%
2016
$80,910
3.42% -
2015
$78,140
0.88% -
2014
$77,450
-8.75% -
2013
$84,230
-1.92% -
2012
$85,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of New Mexico ranges from $74,050 to $159,050. The highest paying area for lawyers in New Mexico is Los Alamos County with a median annual salary of $159,050. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Farmington (mean annual salary $90,260). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Alamos County
$159,050
Farmington
$90,260
Albuquerque
$89,000
Santa Fe
$81,310
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$78,250
Las Cruces
$75,980
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$74,170
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$74,050




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