These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Internists, General
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Mexico For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $281,960 $156,490 240
2 Internists, General $266,920 $154,380 170
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $245,740 $124,620 1,720
4 Psychiatrists $236,880 $137,210 120
5 Pediatricians, General $217,330 $144,670 120
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $208,660 $135,630 60
7 Dentists, General $167,720 $45,880 710
8 Family And General Practitioners $160,780 $66,950 790
9 Nurse Anesthetists $150,860 $43,700 40
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $149,200 $75,070 1,790
11 Physicists $147,690 $108,430 1,720
12 Podiatrists $145,870 $19,540 60
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $144,650 $58,190 1,410
14 Nuclear Engineers $138,970 $94,400 800
15 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $138,420 $85,430 230
16 Materials Scientists $134,420 $90,810 100
17 Computer And Information Research Scientists $132,210 $86,600 750
18 Personal Financial Advisors $127,350 $42,410 450
19 Compensation And Benefits Managers $125,000 $74,810 30
20 Materials Engineers $122,800 $78,810 320
21 Pharmacists $122,670 $92,440 1,550
22 Physical Scientists, All Other $120,930 $62,230 640
23 Petroleum Engineers $119,710 $66,090 300
24 Aerospace Engineers $117,980 $73,910 630
25 Medical And Health Services Managers $117,960 $58,740 1,750
26 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $117,100 $51,990 80
27 Air Traffic Controllers $116,330 $65,510 340
28 Computer Network Architects $110,990 $71,900 490
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $110,370 $70,000 1,080
30 Mathematicians $109,990 $61,580 60
31 Commercial Pilots $109,960 $55,110 150
32 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $109,760 $61,670 300
33 Chemical Engineers $109,540 $51,440 90
34 Nurse Practitioners $109,330 $74,020 960
35 Sales Managers $109,210 $55,830 1,110
36 Mechanical Engineers $108,990 $65,370 1,210
37 Computer And Information Systems Managers $108,560 $66,200 1,190
38 Information Security Analysts $107,410 $67,500 790
39 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $106,820 $56,000 110
40 Physician Assistants $105,210 $67,260 670
41 Veterinarians $105,040 $53,740 370
42 Natural Sciences Managers $104,820 $71,290 350
43 Engineers, All Other $104,350 $51,810 2,170
44 Purchasing Managers $104,280 $54,780 230
45 Industrial Production Managers $102,140 $55,800 450
46 Electrical Engineers $101,780 $49,480 1,880
47 Financial Managers $100,830 $54,110 2,310
48 General And Operations Managers $100,610 $36,710 14,670
49 Optometrists $100,570 $53,150 220
50 Chemists $99,960 $41,610 270
51 Nurse Midwives $99,870 $72,050 100
52 Lawyers $99,510 $54,990 2,900
53 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,580 $56,460 1,650
54 Financial Analysts $96,960 $48,950 730
55 Art Directors $96,000 $43,180 90
56 Human Resources Managers $95,350 $57,050 560
57 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $93,980 $52,990 60
58 Industrial Engineers $93,710 $68,460 760
59 Physical Therapists $92,580 $63,420 1,350
60 Environmental Engineers $92,380 $50,790 420
61 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $92,190 $53,710 300
62 Managers, All Other $92,010 $48,740 2,900
63 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,730 $54,780 590
64 Marketing Managers $90,950 $46,100 390
65 Emergency Management Directors $90,500 $45,070 90
66 Civil Engineers $89,940 $54,340 1,420
67 Radiation Therapists $89,830 $63,450 50
68 Dental Hygienists $89,740 $48,510 1,010
69 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $89,320 $51,870 430
70 Administrative Services Managers $88,800 $49,220 1,820
71 Operations Research Analysts $88,170 $46,140 290
72 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $88,170 $46,270 200
73 Training And Development Managers $88,090 $49,360 110
74 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $87,810 $50,100 1,150
75 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $86,830 $47,130 140
76 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,830 $68,420 150
77 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $86,630 $44,610 430
78 Sales Engineers $84,870 $43,780 70
79 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $84,660 $64,230 1,600
80 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $83,090 $18,600 320
81 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $82,640 $56,620 350
82 Financial Examiners $82,600 $46,850 100
83 Construction Managers $81,940 $50,240 1,530
84 Computer Systems Analysts $81,500 $42,340 1,700
85 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $81,400 $51,210 50
86 Occupational Therapists $81,310 $52,980 690
87 Psychologists, All Other $80,390 $24,010 100
88 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $79,930 $65,630 120
89 Logisticians $79,870 $48,880 640
90 Computer Programmers $79,850 $49,710 440
91 Hydrologists $79,780 $45,890 140
92 Software Developers, Applications $79,230 $23,900 1,200
93 Audiologists $78,970 $64,660 60
94 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $78,540 $52,850 760
95 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $78,530 $61,630 110
96 Power Plant Operators $78,190 $66,090 200
97 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,150 $48,830 270
98 Database Administrators $77,650 $45,780 450
99 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $77,370 $46,580 110
100 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $77,360 $45,790 1,620

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