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Engineers in New Mexico

Is New Mexico a good place for you to work as an Engineer?

7.1% Jobs Projection
$114,000 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in New Mexico?

2,010 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,170 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means New Mexico has more Engineers than average.

Engineers in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 160 annual job openings, and a total of 2,420 jobs for New Mexico Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $63,500 to $163,670 with $114,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.53 to $78.69. The median hourly rate was $54.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $51.02 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.79.

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

Engineers Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 1,150 $113,640
Las Cruces, NM 230 $100,070
Santa Fe, NM 40 $137,990

Top States for Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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