Nurse Practitioners in New Mexico
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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.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Nurse Practitioners than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Santa Fe, NM||140||$84,790|
|Las Cruces, NM||120||$121,640|
Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment
The table below shows the states where most Nurse Practitioners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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