Librarians in New Mexico
Considering a career as a Librarian in New Mexico?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Librarians in New Mexico are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Librarians in New Mexico is growing faster than average.
Librarians in New Mexico earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Librarians Work in New Mexico?
In 2018, there were 670 Librarians working in the state.
There were 770 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,690 Librarians working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Librarians than average.
Job Projections for New Mexico
Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.
New Mexico Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 810 jobs for New Mexico Librarians in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,500 annual jobs and 150,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Librarians Make in New Mexico?
In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $24,690 to $83,930 with $48,450 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.87 to $40.35. The median hourly rate was $23.29.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.74 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.55.
The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Mexico Metros for Librarians
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Librarians.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Santa Fe, NM||60||$49,960|
|Las Cruces, NM||50||$69,800|
Top States for Librarians Employment
View the list below to see where most Librarians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Librarians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$81,770|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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