Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,120
25th Percentile Wage
$21,790
50th Percentile Wage
$26,820
75th Percentile Wage
$38,720
90th Percentile Wage
$61,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,820
-0.86% 0.86%
2016
$27,050
1.40% -
2015
$26,670
2.25% -
2014
$26,070
1.11% -
2013
$25,780
-3.14% -
2012
$26,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of New Mexico ranges from $24,080 to $36,300. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in New Mexico is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,300. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Farmington (mean annual salary $33,120). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $24,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$36,300
Farmington
$33,120
Santa Fe
$33,060
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$28,280
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$27,790
Los Alamos County
$27,440
Albuquerque
$25,000
Las Cruces
$24,080




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