The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in New Mexico

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in New Mexico. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that General Internal Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in New Mexico.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in New Mexico:

  1. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Physicists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Land Of Enchantment. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Mexico For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 581 job classifications in New Mexico in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 General Internal Medicine Physicians $280,620 $200,650 130
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $258,380 $74,290 100
3 Psychiatrists $240,350 $148,500 100
4 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $229,770 $110,490 2,120
5 Orthodontists $214,050 $140,740 60
6 Pediatricians, General $192,390 $70,140 140
7 Dentists, All Other Specialists $191,170 $114,100 70
8 Dentists, General $182,420 $80,280 630
9 Physicists $166,720 $107,400 1,740
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $165,130 $103,120 1,530
11 Family Medicine Physicians $164,400 $52,400 710
12 Nurse Anesthetists $162,320 $46,670 170
13 Podiatrists $144,630 $45,000 70
14 Advertising And Promotions Managers $133,130 $54,710 50
15 Computer And Information Research Scientists $129,950 $82,770 730
16 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $127,600 $73,410 270
17 Medical And Health Services Managers $126,820 $70,780 1,710
18 Pharmacists $126,120 $94,090 1,500
19 Mathematicians $124,870 $90,610 60
20 Personal Financial Advisors $124,790 $35,910 310
21 Chemical Engineers $122,140 $90,440 110
22 Materials Engineers $121,950 $69,540 390
23 Physician Assistants $120,400 $90,000 650
24 Physical Scientists, All Other $118,970 $68,150 470
25 Engineers, All Other $118,670 $67,790 2,170
26 Computer And Information Systems Managers $118,020 $69,900 1,070
27 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $117,310 $66,830 260
28 Electrical Engineers $117,190 $72,160 1,330
29 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $117,180 $66,000 200
30 Industrial Production Managers $115,620 $72,610 380
31 Mechanical Engineers $114,420 $73,540 1,250
32 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,330 $75,820 840
33 Commercial Pilots $113,080 $37,190 200
34 Real Estate Brokers $112,860 $44,280 80
35 Nurse Practitioners $111,930 $84,270 1,110
36 Sales Managers $111,570 $52,990 1,130
37 Information Security Analysts $109,550 $66,940 960
38 Air Traffic Controllers $109,290 $45,280 350
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $107,830 $30,600 860
40 Financial Managers $107,260 $64,450 2,090
41 Industrial Engineers $105,240 $67,030 530
42 General And Operations Managers $104,430 $41,170 14,730
43 Human Resources Managers $103,890 $66,370 440
44 Lawyers $103,290 $57,590 3,560
45 Purchasing Managers $102,510 $61,900 210
46 Aerospace Engineers $102,430 $66,450 610
47 Natural Sciences Managers $102,030 $64,300 350
48 Training And Development Managers $100,760 $49,490 100
49 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $99,650 $55,130 80
50 Nurse Midwives $98,750 $57,070 90
51 Marketing Managers $98,330 $58,570 340
52 Computer Network Architects $97,540 $65,730 510
53 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $96,910 $59,170 1,670
54 Optometrists $96,660 $43,930 200
55 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $96,060 $55,340 2,790
56 Compensation And Benefits Managers $95,570 $58,830 40
57 Physical Therapists $94,430 $64,630 1,380
58 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $94,420 $67,180 180
59 Veterinarians $94,390 $61,840 380
60 Sales Engineers $93,780 $60,910 40
61 Emergency Management Directors $93,440 $47,130 110
62 Construction Managers $93,440 $57,510 1,530
63 Makeup Artists, Theatrical And Performance $93,330 $64,740 60
64 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $92,370 $55,610 620
65 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $90,110 $78,120 140
66 Environmental Engineers $89,620 $54,440 380
67 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $89,090 $37,040 8,220
68 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $88,980 $41,450 3,490
69 Civil Engineers $88,850 $53,980 1,500
70 Calibration Technologists And Technicians And Engineering Technologists And Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $87,730 $42,720 2,310
71 Radiation Therapists $87,590 $61,030 70
72 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $87,360 $59,200 370
73 Art Directors $87,270 $43,220 80
74 Hydrologists $87,250 $45,070 160
75 Operations Research Analysts $86,100 $46,600 340
76 Chemists $85,480 $41,430 310
77 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $85,110 $34,000 70
78 Power Plant Operators $84,820 $59,010 310
79 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $84,540 $37,970 1,870
80 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $84,220 $63,980 1,600
81 Occupational Therapists $84,150 $55,180 630
82 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $83,570 $53,840 380
83 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $83,570 $54,110 640
84 Psychologists, All Other $83,560 $26,270 90
85 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $83,510 $18,300 340
86 Statisticians $82,400 $36,580 90
87 Financial Examiners $82,050 $50,260 80
88 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,030 $43,790 500
89 Gambling Managers $82,020 $54,450 70
90 Logisticians $80,800 $50,750 820
91 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,790 $51,480 330
92 Electrical And Electronics Drafters $80,490 $48,780 210
93 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $80,080 $48,350 240
94 Computer Systems Analysts $79,900 $42,150 1,590
95 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $79,730 $41,430 160
96 Surveyors $79,630 $45,420 300
97 Producers And Directors $79,590 $33,490 510
98 Management Analysts $79,410 $45,330 3,180
99 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,380 $52,770 110
100 Millwrights $79,210 $53,320 190

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