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Engineering Technicians in New Mexico

Considering a career as an Engineering Technician in New Mexico?

9.6% Jobs Projection
$78,630 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Engineering Technicians in New Mexico is growing faster than average.

  • Engineering Technicians in New Mexico earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in New Mexico?

In New Mexico, there were 1,940 people working as Engineering Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 1,980 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineering Technicians in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 950 Engineering Technicians working in it, which means New Mexico has more Engineering Technicians than average.

Engineering Technicians in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Engineering Technicians job openings in New Mexico, and 2,290 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,100 annual jobs and 80,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineering Technicians Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $47,380 to $105,680 with $78,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.78 to $50.81. The median hourly rate was $37.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.35 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.46.

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

Engineering Technicians Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico Metros for Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 910 $76,800
Las Cruces, NM 90 $73,450
Farmington, NM 70 $67,350

Top States for Engineering Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,280 $69,950
Texas 7,580 $62,080
Illinois 6,320 $62,930
Pennsylvania 5,040 $53,740
Virginia 3,580 $78,260
Michigan 2,670 $62,070
Ohio 2,610 $57,110
Florida 2,570 $58,320
Washington 2,550 $76,530
Massachusetts 2,320 $58,510
Louisiana 2,310 $55,050
Arizona 2,300 $56,370
New York 2,200 $62,480
Maryland 2,170 $88,440
New Mexico 1,940 $78,630
Indiana 1,760 $53,960
Georgia 1,570 $58,350
Colorado 1,530 $62,910
Tennessee 1,450 $56,390
Minnesota 1,450 $56,770

Below are the states where Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $95,130
Maryland $88,440
Maine $81,180
Hawaii $79,600
New Mexico $78,630
Virginia $78,260
New Jersey $76,910
Washington $76,530
Nevada $72,540
Rhode Island $71,320

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NM Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,230
Civil Engineering Technicians 880
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 200
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 110
Environmental Engineering Technicians 70


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