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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants among New Mexico 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 Teacher Assistants in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,960
25th Percentile Wage
$18,480
50th Percentile Wage
$22,110
75th Percentile Wage
$27,170
90th Percentile Wage
$31,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $31,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,110
1.45% 12.12%
2016
$21,790
3.63% -
2015
$21,000
8.19% -
2014
$19,280
-1.09% -
2013
$19,490
0.31% -
2012
$19,430
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of New Mexico ranges from $19,560 to $27,240. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in New Mexico is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $27,240. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Los Alamos County (mean annual salary $24,650). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$27,240
Los Alamos County
$24,650
Santa Fe
$23,690
Farmington
$22,170
Albuquerque
$21,680
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$21,250
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$20,220
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$19,560




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