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Nurse Practitioners in New Mexico

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30.8% Jobs Projection
$109,970 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 980 Nurse Practitioners working in the state.

There were 960 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nurse Practitioners in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Nurse Practitioners than average.

Nurse Practitioners in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 30.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.

Job Projections for Nurse Practitioners: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 1,190 jobs for New Mexico Nurse Practitioners in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Practitioners Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $78,720 to $143,980 with $109,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.85 to $69.22. The median hourly rate was $52.87.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $52.13 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.74.

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

Nurse Practitioners Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico Metros for Nurse Practitioners

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 440 $111,720
Santa Fe, NM 140 $84,790
Las Cruces, NM 120 $121,640
Farmington, NM 40 $96,670

Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment

The table below shows the states where most Nurse Practitioners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 13,710 $118,550
California 13,420 $126,890
Texas 12,020 $108,660
Florida 10,590 $97,270
Ohio 7,510 $101,010
Pennsylvania 7,280 $97,130
Tennessee 7,010 $96,440
Massachusetts 6,200 $119,420
Georgia 6,110 $104,360
New Jersey 5,900 $118,040
Illinois 5,540 $103,760
Indiana 4,780 $102,390
North Carolina 4,760 $101,540
Virginia 4,710 $102,480
Michigan 4,490 $103,210
Missouri 4,390 $98,430
Minnesota 3,880 $115,550
Maryland 3,710 $108,580
Alabama 3,680 $95,010
Arizona 3,510 $111,780

Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $126,890
Hawaii $123,570
Alaska $120,100
Massachusetts $119,420
New York $118,550
New Jersey $118,040
Washington $116,350
Minnesota $115,550
Connecticut $115,370
Wyoming $114,000


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