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Registered Nurses Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses among New Mexico cities 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 Registered Nurses in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,910
25th Percentile Wage
$57,750
50th Percentile Wage
$67,580
75th Percentile Wage
$78,830
90th Percentile Wage
$92,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered 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 $92,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.96
25th Percentile Wage
$27.76
50th Percentile Wage
$32.49
75th Percentile Wage
$37.90
90th Percentile Wage
$44.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.28. The median hourly salary is $32.49. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.96.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,5804.25%2.37%
201564,7100.09%-
201464,6500.90%-
201364,070-2.98%-
201265,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of New Mexico ranges from $58,820 to $71,290. The highest paying area for registered nurses in New Mexico is Albuquerque with a median annual salary of $71,290. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Santa Fe (mean annual salary $67,790). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $58,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Albuquerque
$71,290
Santa Fe
$67,790
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$65,960
Farmington
$63,320
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$62,860
Los Alamos County
$62,570
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$60,380
Las Cruces
$58,820



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