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Graphic Designers in New Mexico

Considering a career as a Graphic Designer in New Mexico?

1.1% Jobs Projection
$40,090 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Graphic Designers in New Mexico is growing slower than average.

  • Graphic Designers in New Mexico earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Graphic Designers Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 590 Graphic Designers working in the state.

There were 740 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,300 Graphic Designers working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Graphic Designers than average.

Graphic Designers in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 900 total jobs in 2026 for Graphic Designers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 26,000 annual jobs and 277,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Graphic Designers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $24,930 to $70,670 with $40,090 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.99 to $33.98. The median hourly rate was $19.27.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.51 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.76.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico Metros for Graphic Designers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 330 $40,430
Santa Fe, NM 80 $44,700

Top States for Graphic Designers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Graphic Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 29,320 $56,810
New York 21,350 $59,840
Florida 13,550 $45,880
Texas 13,480 $47,570
Illinois 11,700 $53,410
Pennsylvania 8,710 $50,080
Ohio 7,120 $46,740
North Carolina 6,460 $45,210
Georgia 6,400 $49,440
Minnesota 6,190 $49,590
New Jersey 5,980 $55,100
Wisconsin 5,780 $46,190
Massachusetts 5,680 $60,530
Michigan 5,680 $44,480
Washington 5,060 $58,450
Virginia 5,000 $55,560
Colorado 4,730 $50,950
Missouri 3,740 $47,740
Indiana 3,740 $42,980
Oregon 3,510 $53,900

Below are the states where Graphic Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $67,890
Massachusetts $60,530
New York $59,840
Washington $58,450
Rhode Island $57,050
California $56,810
Connecticut $56,600
Alaska $56,300
Virginia $55,560
Maryland $55,230

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Occupation NM Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 390
Floral Designers 180
Interior Designers 140
Set and Exhibit Designers 120
Commercial and Industrial Designers 90
Fashion Designers 50


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