Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160
25th Percentile Wage
$40,830
50th Percentile Wage
$47,710
75th Percentile Wage
$56,150
90th Percentile Wage
$61,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.94
25th Percentile Wage
$19.63
50th Percentile Wage
$22.94
75th Percentile Wage
$27.00
90th Percentile Wage
$29.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.80. The median hourly salary is $22.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.94.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,7102.28%0.88%
201546,6200.69%-
201446,3003.17%-
201344,830-5.49%-
201247,290--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of New Mexico ranges from $38,940 to $52,480. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in New Mexico is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,480. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Farmington (mean annual salary $52,420). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$52,480
Farmington
$52,420
Albuquerque
$48,390
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$48,100
Santa Fe
$47,140
Las Cruces
$45,770
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$38,940


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