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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 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 Registered Nurses in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,380
25th Percentile Wage
$59,190
50th Percentile Wage
$69,570
75th Percentile Wage
$79,610
90th Percentile Wage
$93,500

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 $93,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,570
2.86% 5.16%
2016
$67,580
4.25% -
2015
$64,710
0.09% -
2014
$64,650
0.90% -
2013
$64,070
-2.98% -
2012
$65,980
- -

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 $58,420 to $72,690. The highest paying area for registered nurses in New Mexico is Albuquerque with a median annual salary of $72,690. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Los Alamos County (mean annual salary $71,370). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $58,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Albuquerque
$72,690
Los Alamos County
$71,370
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$68,740
Santa Fe
$68,390
Farmington
$65,100
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$64,880
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$62,900
Las Cruces
$58,420




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