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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 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 Teacher Assistants in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,030
25th Percentile Wage
$18,490
50th Percentile Wage
$21,790
75th Percentile Wage
$27,160
90th Percentile Wage
$31,280

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 $31,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for teacher assistants in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,7903.63%10.83%
201521,0008.19%-
201419,280-1.09%-
201319,4900.31%-
201219,430--

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 $19,130 to $27,770. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in New Mexico is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $27,770. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Santa Fe (mean annual salary $26,830). The lowest paying area is Farmington with a median annual salary of $19,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$27,770
Santa Fe
$26,830
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$22,550
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$21,710
Albuquerque
$20,530
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$19,920
Farmington
$19,130


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