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Librarians in New Mexico

Considering a career as a Librarian in New Mexico?

6.6% Jobs Projection
$48,450 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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.

Librarians in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,690 Librarians working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Librarians than average.

Librarians in NM vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Librarians: Nation vs. NM

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.

Librarians Earnings: NM vs. National Average

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
Albuquerque, NM 320 $46,350
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
New York 12,690 $64,620
Texas 9,430 $59,730
California 8,560 $78,620
Illinois 6,040 $55,380
Pennsylvania 4,820 $55,770
Florida 4,790 $55,060
Massachusetts 4,520 $68,310
New Jersey 4,510 $64,320
North Carolina 4,370 $53,650
Virginia 4,130 $63,310
Ohio 3,880 $53,100
Michigan 3,680 $50,430
Washington 2,970 $72,690
Maryland 2,950 $69,900
Tennessee 2,630 $53,920
Georgia 2,550 $61,260
Louisiana 2,510 $52,660
Indiana 2,390 $45,150
Alabama 2,370 $55,970
Missouri 2,280 $48,760

Below are the states where Librarians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $81,770
California $78,620
Washington $72,690
Delaware $71,810
Alaska $70,560
Hawaii $70,060
Maryland $69,900
Nevada $69,350
Massachusetts $68,310
Rhode Island $68,290


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