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Childcare Workers in New Mexico

Is New Mexico a good place for you to work as a Childcare Worker?

7.2% Jobs Projection
$19,730 Median Salary
610 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Childcare Workers in New Mexico are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Childcare Workers in New Mexico is growing faster than average.

  • Childcare Workers in New Mexico earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 2,380 Childcare Workers working in the state.

There were 2,550 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 610 annual job openings, and 4,190 total jobs in 2026 for Childcare Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Childcare Workers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $17,030 to $33,000 with $19,730 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.19 to $15.87. The median hourly rate was $9.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $9.66 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.17.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Mexico Metros for Childcare Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 1,040 $20,170
Farmington, NM 260 $21,070
Las Cruces, NM 210 $18,370
Santa Fe, NM 180 $23,940

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

View the list below to see where most Childcare Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 60,460 $26,360
New York 47,260 $26,780
Texas 46,890 $20,070
Florida 30,070 $21,870
Pennsylvania 25,370 $21,270
North Carolina 18,830 $21,540
Ohio 18,630 $20,820
New Jersey 18,490 $24,470
Michigan 17,510 $22,150
Illinois 17,440 $22,380
Georgia 14,790 $19,660
Virginia 14,410 $22,210
Massachusetts 13,300 $27,680
Missouri 12,930 $21,550
Minnesota 11,830 $24,150
Kentucky 11,340 $19,840
Arizona 10,450 $23,930
Tennessee 9,660 $19,760
Connecticut 9,490 $25,720
Nebraska 9,090 $22,510

Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Vermont $27,600
Washington $27,270
Alaska $26,930
Colorado $26,880
New York $26,780
California $26,360
Connecticut $25,720
Rhode Island $25,280


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