These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Mexico For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in New Mexico.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Internists, General
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 596 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, 2019.

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $287,680 $207,340 70
2 Surgeons $280,430 $147,850 300
3 Internists, General $267,630 $170,070 160
4 Psychiatrists $255,410 $150,780 120
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $229,100 $110,240 1,630
6 Pediatricians, General $187,980 $70,790 160
7 Family And General Practitioners $176,120 $58,500 770
8 Dentists, General $173,610 $71,770 620
9 Architectural And Engineering Managers $163,260 $98,550 1,590
10 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $163,030 $87,250 60
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $153,820 $112,460 50
12 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $150,170 $58,480 1,300
13 Physicists $149,910 $109,780 1,770
14 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $140,130 $85,160 240
15 Computer And Information Research Scientists $136,370 $88,060 770
16 Nuclear Engineers $136,310 $95,580 760
17 Materials Scientists $136,130 $90,630 110
18 Personal Financial Advisors $133,500 $48,310 480
19 Physical Scientists, All Other $127,210 $73,360 620
20 Pharmacists $125,450 $93,570 1,480
21 Materials Engineers $124,780 $79,810 330
22 Podiatrists $124,660 $39,810 60
23 Medical And Health Services Managers $122,650 $67,540 1,640
24 Compensation And Benefits Managers $119,050 $69,250 30
25 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $116,350 $70,350 280
26 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $115,420 $76,180 910
27 Air Traffic Controllers $114,890 $63,620 340
28 Engineers, All Other $114,790 $63,500 2,010
29 Aerospace Engineers $114,340 $68,030 700
30 Computer And Information Systems Managers $114,120 $66,730 1,050
31 Electrical Engineers $113,050 $67,930 1,470
32 Computer Network Architects $111,210 $71,850 590
33 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $111,090 $56,270 100
34 Purchasing Managers $110,480 $68,070 200
35 Mechanical Engineers $110,210 $65,660 1,290
36 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $110,090 $59,030 200
37 Chemical Engineers $110,020 $59,400 100
38 Nurse Practitioners $109,810 $78,720 980
39 Industrial Production Managers $109,170 $66,220 390
40 Physician Assistants $108,610 $80,990 680
41 Mathematicians $106,790 $61,430 70
42 Information Security Analysts $106,360 $67,260 820
43 Lawyers $105,910 $56,140 2,970
44 Sales Managers $105,240 $54,860 970
45 Financial Managers $104,790 $57,670 2,250
46 Natural Sciences Managers $104,030 $67,750 380
47 Financial Analysts $103,040 $49,790 1,010
48 Industrial Engineers $102,120 $65,670 490
49 General And Operations Managers $101,720 $38,300 13,880
50 Marketing Managers $100,320 $56,780 350
51 Human Resources Managers $100,160 $63,010 500
52 Art Directors $100,030 $42,880 70
53 Commercial Pilots $99,400 $35,320 190
54 Real Estate Brokers $98,350 $43,200 110
55 Administrative Services Managers $97,940 $58,190 1,800
56 Nurse Midwives $97,930 $64,730 110
57 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $97,220 $30,160 910
58 Physical Therapists $97,210 $67,930 1,210
59 Managers, All Other $96,490 $54,440 2,850
60 Veterinarians $96,440 $59,450 390
61 Chemists $95,940 $42,410 300
62 Training And Development Managers $95,930 $49,200 100
63 Environmental Engineers $95,720 $55,680 420
64 Emergency Management Directors $95,580 $44,920 90
65 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,690 $56,700 1,690
66 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,540 $58,460 390
67 Sales Engineers $92,130 $55,520 70
68 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,000 $54,590 630
69 Geological And Petroleum Technicians $90,010 $39,520 70
70 Construction Managers $89,410 $54,600 1,540
71 Radiation Therapists $89,230 $60,350 50
72 Civil Engineers $88,840 $52,910 1,430
73 Hydrologists $88,640 $50,760 170
74 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $88,210 $60,990 190
75 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $87,850 $47,050 370
76 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $87,200 $49,590 1,180
77 Optometrists $86,870 $43,310 280
78 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $86,620 $53,240 270
79 Operations Research Analysts $86,080 $44,860 310
80 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $85,530 $63,870 1,580
81 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $85,450 $57,830 350
82 Computer Systems Analysts $84,660 $45,050 1,670
83 Financial Examiners $84,370 $49,080 80
84 Psychologists, All Other $84,080 $24,020 90
85 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $83,730 $67,720 140
86 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $82,460 $18,650 320
87 Power Plant Operators $81,690 $69,500 200
88 Occupational Therapists $81,660 $53,640 580
89 Therapists, All Other $81,400 $44,460 180
90 Management Analysts $81,240 $43,560 2,700
91 Advertising And Promotions Managers $81,210 $43,210 100
92 Statisticians $81,100 $36,930 90
93 Logisticians $80,400 $48,760 670
94 Database Administrators $80,270 $49,210 410
95 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $79,880 $53,970 170
96 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,540 $43,000 1,250
97 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $79,530 $50,200 110
98 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $78,980 $53,990 730
99 Astronomers $78,910 $46,290 40
100 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,890 $49,530 220

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