These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico

We combed through the data to identify the profession in New Mexico that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 years ago

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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in New Mexico. Here’s the top ten:

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Nuclear Engineers
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in New Mexico. 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.

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Mexico

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 624 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 🙂

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $233,710 $106,480 120
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $218,510 $86,240 1,670
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $212,270 $121,520 160
4 Dentists, All Other Specialists $192,780 $115,310 60
5 Pediatricians, General $189,460 $114,570 60
6 Dentists, General $170,570 $43,420 770
7 Nuclear Engineers $167,350 $103,460 450
8 Family and General Practitioners $167,140 $89,210 760
9 Podiatrists $154,550 $41,100 50
10 Nurse Anesthetists $141,790 $34,880 50
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $140,960 $80,390 1,910
12 Optometrists $140,940 $30,620 150
13 Psychiatrists $140,510 $42,290 150
14 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $135,740 $56,160 1,340
15 Personal Financial Advisors $134,270 $39,840 430
16 Physicists $131,110 $103,400 980
17 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $123,520 $47,160 60
18 Pharmacists $118,790 $90,120 1,690
19 Mathematicians $116,830 $79,600 50
20 Air Traffic Controllers $116,740 $64,280 330
21 Chemical Engineers $115,230 $78,620 80
22 Astronomers $112,180 $64,280 60
23 Petroleum Engineers $108,800 $63,420 400
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $108,410 $63,380 230
25 Environmental Engineers $107,730 $56,520 610
26 Materials Engineers $106,250 $62,930 340
27 Nurse Practitioners $106,170 $62,360 960
28 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,840 $65,860 1,100
29 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,640 $69,910 80
30 Engineers, All Other $105,560 $57,790 3,410
31 Physician Assistants $105,470 $66,750 590
32 Audiologists $104,690 $65,040 130
33 Natural Sciences Managers $104,610 $63,020 570
34 Mechanical Engineers $104,470 $74,700 1,020
35 Aerospace Engineers $104,020 $68,000 580
36 Industrial Production Managers $102,710 $53,250 500
37 Orthotists and Prosthetists $102,680 $28,580 40
38 Biomedical Engineers $102,110 $78,810 130
39 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,880 $58,390 140
40 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $101,300 $65,690 1,340
41 Computer Programmers $101,190 $57,090 1,200
42 Computer Network Architects $100,700 $69,070 340
43 Sales Engineers $100,310 $40,140 40
44 Information Security Analysts $99,810 $60,120 500
45 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $99,640 $52,160 390
46 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $99,270 $62,470 130
47 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,980 $60,390 1,620
48 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,060 $50,010 2,170
49 General and Operations Managers $97,560 $37,970 16,030
50 Sales Managers $97,390 $47,230 1,350
51 Financial Managers $96,960 $52,340 2,210
52 Nurse Midwives $96,490 $70,130 110
53 Veterinarians $95,150 $56,970 400
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,970 $46,110 370
55 Electrical Engineers $93,840 $44,570 2,050
56 Industrial Engineers $92,550 $71,160 1,070
57 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,520 $57,770 70
58 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $92,260 $43,560 160
59 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $92,180 $72,670 30
60 Lawyers $91,430 $48,700 2,830
61 Computer and Information Research Scientists $90,320 $46,460 480
62 Civil Engineers $89,590 $52,180 1,300
63 Human Resources Managers $89,380 $51,630 510
64 Dental Hygienists $89,290 $47,530 1,240
65 Commercial Pilots $89,180 $55,440 280
66 Managers, All Other $88,690 $43,800 2,320
67 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $88,150 $50,860 700
68 Compensation and Benefits Managers $87,200 $45,980 60
69 Construction Managers $86,970 $43,340 1,640
70 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $86,930 $44,250 440
71 Emergency Management Directors $86,920 $43,180 80
72 Physical Therapists $86,140 $55,280 1,120
73 Operations Research Analysts $85,750 $48,410 350
74 Chiropractors $85,740 $41,660 80
75 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,690 $51,700 220
76 Purchasing Managers $85,410 $43,790 250
77 Training and Development Managers $85,110 $47,800 120
78 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $84,910 $51,160 80
79 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,560 $39,720 160
80 Marketing Managers $83,460 $44,190 350
81 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $83,030 $48,400 400
82 Psychologists, All Other $82,940 $42,230 90
83 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $82,890 $61,980 190
84 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $82,860 $52,400 70
85 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,700 $47,020 1,060
86 Chemists $82,430 $39,280 270
87 Radiation Therapists $82,360 $60,970 50
88 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,790 $53,260 70
89 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $81,070 $57,200 130
90 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,980 $49,150 60
91 Software Developers, Applications $80,920 $46,070 1,440
92 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,580 $46,180 1,090
93 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $80,510 $42,430 310
94 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $80,250 $61,350 1,650
95 Hydrologists $79,610 $50,010 170
96 Occupational Therapists $79,410 $43,970 670
97 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $78,260 $43,230 70
98 Administrative Services Managers $77,750 $36,790 1,910
99 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,640 $40,610 260
100 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,630 $40,630 60

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