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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in New Mexico.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in New Mexico:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 598 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$245,740|
|6||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$208,660|
|8||Family And General Practitioners||$160,780|
|10||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$149,200|
|13||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$144,650|
|15||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$138,420|
|17||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$132,210|
|18||Personal Financial Advisors||$127,350|
|19||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$125,000|
|22||Physical Scientists, All Other||$120,930|
|25||Medical And Health Services Managers||$117,960|
|26||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,100|
|27||Air Traffic Controllers||$116,330|
|28||Computer Network Architects||$110,990|
|29||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$110,370|
|32||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$109,760|
|37||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$108,560|
|38||Information Security Analysts||$107,410|
|39||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$106,820|
|42||Natural Sciences Managers||$104,820|
|43||Engineers, All Other||$104,350|
|45||Industrial Production Managers||$102,140|
|48||General And Operations Managers||$100,610|
|53||Software Developers, Systems Software||$98,580|
|56||Human Resources Managers||$95,350|
|57||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$93,980|
|61||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$92,190|
|62||Managers, All Other||$92,010|
|63||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$91,730|
|65||Emergency Management Directors||$90,500|
|69||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$89,320|
|70||Administrative Services Managers||$88,800|
|71||Operations Research Analysts||$88,170|
|72||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$88,170|
|73||Training And Development Managers||$88,090|
|74||Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health||$87,810|
|75||Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other||$86,830|
|76||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$86,830|
|77||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$86,630|
|79||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$84,660|
|80||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$83,090|
|81||Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||$82,640|
|84||Computer Systems Analysts||$81,500|
|85||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,400|
|87||Psychologists, All Other||$80,390|
|88||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$79,930|
|92||Software Developers, Applications||$79,230|
|94||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$78,540|
|95||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$78,530|
|96||Power Plant Operators||$78,190|
|97||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,150|
|99||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$77,370|
|100||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$77,360|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the New Mexico job scene here:
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