Occupational Therapists Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists amongst 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 Occupational Therapists in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,990
25th Percentile Wage
$61,090
50th Percentile Wage
$78,800
75th Percentile Wage
$95,910
90th Percentile Wage
$114,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.15
25th Percentile Wage
$29.37
50th Percentile Wage
$37.88
75th Percentile Wage
$46.11
90th Percentile Wage
$54.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.96. The median hourly salary is $37.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.15.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,8000.01%8.74%
201578,7902.82%-
201476,5705.68%-
201372,2200.43%-
201271,910--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of New Mexico ranges from $65,600 to $90,210. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in New Mexico is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $90,210. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Santa Fe (mean annual salary $82,370). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$90,210
Santa Fe
$82,370
Albuquerque
$78,450
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$73,450
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$65,600


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