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Top 200 Popular Jobs in New Mexico

What professions have the highest employment in New Mexico? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in New Mexico. We note that the total employment in New Mexico is 788,000. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 28,240 people (3.58 percent of the total employment in New Mexico). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 20,840 people (2.64 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in New Mexico is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in New Mexico

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
788,000
100.00% $31,810
2 Retail Salespersons
28,240
3.58% $21,660
3 Cashiers
20,840
2.64% $18,950
4 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
20,450
2.60% $29,270
5 Personal Care Aides
20,190
2.56% $18,670
6 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
18,880
2.40% $17,920
7 Waiters and Waitresses
16,160
2.05% $19,180
8 General and Operations Managers
15,350
1.95% $80,880
9 Registered Nurses
14,930
1.89% $64,650
10 Customer Service Representatives
13,600
1.73% $28,140
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
12,100
1.54% $21,100
12 Office Clerks, General
10,770
1.37% $23,410
13 Construction Laborers
10,100
1.28% $26,820
14 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
10,060
1.28% $34,000
15 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
10,010
1.27% $43,860
16 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
9,370
1.19% $38,370
17 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
9,220
1.17% $32,280
18 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
8,690
1.10% $22,720
19 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
8,600
1.09% $23,640
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
8,110
1.03% $48,930
21 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
7,840
0.99% $32,190
22 Teacher Assistants
7,680
0.97% $19,280
23 Other Business Operations Specialists
7,670
0.97% $59,920
24 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
7,070
0.90% $18,610
25 Accountants and Auditors
6,570
0.83% $56,630
26 Nursing Assistants
6,520
0.83% $25,880
27 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
6,400
0.81% $49,310
28 Restaurant Cooks
6,380
0.81% $20,990
29 Security Guards
6,350
0.81% $25,820
30 Receptionists and Information Clerks
6,270
0.80% $23,680
31 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
6,220
0.79% $27,390
32 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
5,820
0.74% $56,070
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
5,640
0.72% $26,900
34 Substitute Teachers
5,370
0.68% $19,030
35 Home Health Aides
5,320
0.68% $19,530
36 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
5,240
0.66% $40,230
37 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
5,000
0.63% $45,520
38 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
4,880
0.62% $22,180
39 Food Preparation Workers
4,780
0.61% $19,500
40 Medical Assistants
4,510
0.57% $27,740
41 Fast Food Cooks
4,190
0.53% $17,850
42 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
4,110
0.52% $38,150
43 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
4,070
0.52% $48,520
44 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
4,010
0.51% $47,710
45 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
3,680
0.47% $36,330
46 Dishwashers
3,580
0.45% $18,660
47 Electricians
3,480
0.44% $44,700
48 Medical Secretaries
3,390
0.43% $30,860
49 Carpenters
3,350
0.43% $35,820
50 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
3,350
0.43% $20,030
51 Engineers, All Other
3,220
0.41% $106,580
52 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
3,180
0.40% $57,860
53 Tellers
3,040
0.39% $23,560
54 Childcare Workers
2,950
0.37% $18,330
55 Lawyers
2,910
0.37% $77,450
56 Computer User Support Specialists
2,900
0.37% $43,020
57 All Other Managers
2,840
0.36% $80,350
58 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
2,810
0.36% $19,750
59 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
2,780
0.35% $51,100
60 Bartenders
2,720
0.35% $18,880
61 Social and Human Service Assistants
2,700
0.34% $32,040
62 Counter and Rental Clerks
2,670
0.34% $23,150
63 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,630
0.33% $18,950
64 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,600
0.33% $18,260
65 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2,540
0.32% $18,160
66 Management Analysts
2,520
0.32% $65,670
67 Human Resources Specialists
2,520
0.32% $54,330
68 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
2,430
0.31% $18,350
69 Pharmacy Technicians
2,420
0.31% $30,170
70 Other Sales Representatives
2,360
0.30% $46,660
71 Dental Assistants
2,350
0.30% $32,060
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
2,310
0.29% $27,490
73 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
2,270
0.29% $53,870
74 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,260
0.29% $17,970
75 Short Order Cooks
2,260
0.29% $18,750
76 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2,190
0.28% $42,660
77 Driver/Sales Workers
2,120
0.27% $23,510
78 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
2,120
0.27% $45,630
79 Recreation Workers
2,110
0.27% $20,130
80 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
2,100
0.27% $46,300
81 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2,010
0.26% $86,880
82 Unknown
2,010
0.26% $49,070
83 Financial Managers
2,010
0.26% $89,830
84 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,980
0.25% $90,130
85 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,930
0.24% $19,570
86 Architectural and Engineering Managers
1,870
0.24% $145,020
87 Helpers--Production Workers
1,850
0.23% $22,530
88 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,790
0.23% $38,460
89 Packers and Packagers
1,770
0.22% $18,730
90 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,750
0.22% $26,070
91 Billing and Posting Clerks
1,740
0.22% $31,600
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,740
0.22% $68,360
93 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
1,730
0.22% $45,900
94 Construction Managers
1,690
0.21% $81,160
95 Pharmacists
1,670
0.21% $119,040
96 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,670
0.21% $38,210
97 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
1,660
0.21% $46,710
98 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
1,640
0.21% $42,230
99 Systems Software Developers
1,630
0.21% $88,750
100 Parts Salespersons
1,610
0.20% $28,520
101 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
1,610
0.20% $55,740
102 Firefighters
1,600
0.20% $32,510
103 Other Physicians and Surgeons
1,580
0.20% n/a
104 Other Postsecondary Teachers
1,570
0.20% $54,860
105 Other Engineering Technicians
1,570
0.20% n/a
106 Insurance Sales Agents
1,550
0.20% $38,790
107 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,550
0.20% $46,330
108 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
1,530
0.19% $77,750
109 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
1,490
0.19% $18,270
110 Training and Development Specialists
1,480
0.19% $50,960
111 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
1,470
0.19% $30,080
112 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
1,460
0.19% $64,280
113 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,450
0.18% $33,740
114 Team Assemblers
1,420
0.18% $23,690
115 Postal Service Mail Carriers
1,420
0.18% $56,840
116 Compliance Officers
1,420
0.18% $58,630
117 Loan Officers
1,410
0.18% $46,430
118 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,390
0.18% $18,990
119 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,390
0.18% $30,870
120 Computer Programmers
1,380
0.18% $97,210
121 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,350
0.17% $50,820
122 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
1,320
0.17% $25,250
123 Protective Service Workers, All Other
1,320
0.17% $34,290
124 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,310
0.17% $41,840
125 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
1,300
0.16% $49,370
126 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,290
0.16% $63,070
127 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,290
0.16% $31,520
128 Extraction Workers Helpers
1,280
0.16% $30,130
129 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,280
0.16% $44,560
130 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,280
0.16% $112,760
131 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
1,270
0.16% $97,220
132 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
1,260
0.16% $30,880
133 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,260
0.16% $30,260
134 Industrial Engineers
1,260
0.16% $92,570
135 Electrical Engineers
1,260
0.16% $97,930
136 Applications Software Developers
1,250
0.16% $74,560
137 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,240
0.16% $26,500
138 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
1,230
0.16% $31,720
139 Sales Managers
1,220
0.15% $78,770
140 Legal Secretaries
1,170
0.15% $33,200
141 Radiologic Technologists
1,170
0.15% $56,760
142 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
1,160
0.15% $34,440
143 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
1,160
0.15% $39,940
144 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,160
0.15% $18,990
145 Physical Therapists
1,150
0.15% $87,320
146 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
1,140
0.14% $19,880
147 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
1,140
0.14% $55,040
148 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,140
0.14% $34,080
149 Telemarketers
1,140
0.14% $19,540
150 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,130
0.14% $18,240
151 Bakers
1,120
0.14% $23,010
152 Healthcare Social Workers
1,110
0.14% $48,070
153 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,090
0.14% $23,130
154 Dental Hygienists
1,090
0.14% $77,190
155 Computer Network Support Specialists
1,090
0.14% $54,260
156 Civil Engineers
1,070
0.14% $76,770
157 Food Batchmakers
1,060
0.13% $22,120
158 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,050
0.13% $30,160
159 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
1,050
0.13% $59,910
160 Mechanical Engineers
1,050
0.13% $98,830
161 Computer Systems Analysts
1,050
0.13% $72,980
162 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,040
0.13% $40,520
163 Bill and Account Collectors
1,040
0.13% $34,700
164 Gaming Dealers
1,030
0.13% $17,730
165 Coaches and Scouts
1,030
0.13% $23,340
166 Other Computer Occupations
1,020
0.13% $77,900
167 Social and Community Service Managers
1,020
0.13% $60,180
168 Speech-Language Pathologists
1,010
0.13% $70,560
169 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,000
0.13% $37,070
170 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
1,000
0.13% $47,380
171 Forest and Conservation Technicians
990
0.13% $31,640
172 Physicists
990
0.13% $132,350
173 Electricians Helpers
980
0.12% $24,460
174 Other Financial Specialists
980
0.12% $40,970
175 Computer and Information Systems Managers
980
0.12% $102,260
176 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
970
0.12% $35,310
177 Mental Health Counselors
970
0.12% $31,140
178 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
960
0.12% $62,060
179 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
960
0.12% $56,470
180 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
950
0.12% $36,420
181 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
950
0.12% $62,300
182 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
940
0.12% $52,750
183 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
930
0.12% $28,410
184 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
930
0.12% $29,340
185 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
930
0.12% $47,600
186 Family and General Practitioners
930
0.12% $153,610
187 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
910
0.12% $21,450
188 Psychiatric Technicians
910
0.12% $24,370
189 Machinists
900
0.11% $46,680
190 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
900
0.11% $46,270
191 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
880
0.11% $33,260
192 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
870
0.11% $36,130
193 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
870
0.11% $62,600
194 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
850
0.11% $21,130
195 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
850
0.11% $35,730
196 All Other Special Education Teachers
850
0.11% $49,170
197 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
840
0.11% $64,330
198 Nurse Practitioners
840
0.11% $96,580
199 Other Production Workers
830
0.11% $33,090
200 Roofers
830
0.11% $33,520

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