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Legislator Salary Information in New Mexico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,680
25th Percentile Wage
$17,530
50th Percentile Wage
$18,930
75th Percentile Wage
$23,260
90th Percentile Wage
$30,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $30,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,930
-0.42% 1.69%
2016
$19,010
1.74% -
2015
$18,680
0.11% -
2014
$18,660
0.27% -
2013
$18,610
0.00% -
2012
$18,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of New Mexico ranges from $18,520 to $20,180. The highest paying area for legislators in New Mexico is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,180. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Santa Fe (mean annual salary $19,340). The lowest paying area is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$20,180
Santa Fe
$19,340
Las Cruces
$18,840
Albuquerque
$18,830
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$18,650
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$18,520




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