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New Mexico Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in New Mexico Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in New Mexico, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Wellhead pumpers$33,96019027.0
2Roustabouts, oil and gas$31,1301,31019.5
3Electro-mechanical technicians$46,20052015.1
4Healthcare practitioners and technical workers$25,5551,70011.7
5Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers$23,14585010.3
6Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$16,0202506.9
7Entertainment attendants and related workers$14,1553506.3
8Hydrologists$70,6301005.6
9Plasterers and stucco masons$27,3208005.5
10Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons$21,7152805.1
11Mechanical engineering technicians$49,5207004.9
12Rotary drill operators, oil and gas$42,5001104.7
13Forest and conservation technicians$29,5101604.7
14Museum technicians and conservators$32,9101004.2
15Electrical power-line installers and repairers$37,2359404.1
16Social workers$27,6306703.5
17Electronics engineers, except computer$82,4051,5903.4
18Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$24,3908203.4
19Medical equipment repairers$22,0802703.3
20Helpers--carpenters$19,5601,0103.2
21Legal support workers$43,4506903.2
22Personal and home care aides$17,3465,9003.1
23Life, physical, and social science technicians$47,0405403.1
24Environmental engineering technicians$42,2601503.1
25Painting, coating, and decorating workers$18,1101803.1
26Natural sciences managers$76,7654203.1
27Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door$37,1502203.0
28First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$56,1537102.8
29Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics$20,4401102.7
30Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$59,6901102.7
31Helpers--roofers$20,6001202.7
32Environmental science and protection technicians, including health$34,4402502.7
33Helpers--electricians$25,4937602.6
34Tile and marble setters$29,6003402.6
35Family and general practitioners$146,3338602.5
36Special education teachers, middle school$37,4456902.5
37Speech-language pathologists$59,0458502.5
38Social and community service managers$44,4151,0402.5
39Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$33,6454702.4
40Roofers$28,0801,0202.4
41Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$27,8153702.3
42Telemarketers$26,1403,1502.3
43Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors$27,4353402.3
44Psychiatric technicians$25,8203202.3
45Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$23,8704202.2
46Tapers$30,2302902.2
47Special education teachers, secondary school$37,5307802.2
48Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers$21,1551,2802.2
49Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers$62,8453702.1
50Internists, general$180,0102402.1
51Electrical and electronic engineering technicians$47,3001,3102.1
52Physician assistants$56,0534102.0
53Engineering technicians, except drafters$48,5804202.0
54Urban and regional planners$50,1552002.0
55Private detectives and investigators$45,3601201.9
56Chemical engineers$78,0001601.9
57Drywall and ceiling tile installers$29,3609101.9
58Mental health and substance abuse social workers$34,6657701.9
59Engineers$79,9909001.9
60Cooks, fast food$14,6104,2601.9
61Health educators$42,0633201.9
62Architectural and civil drafters$36,8657301.8
63Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$16,6851,2801.8
64Surveyors$51,7103501.8
65Civil engineering technicians$35,2105901.8
66Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education$38,8763,6701.8
67Biological scientists$67,7401301.8
68Engineering managers$86,3201,2801.7
69Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture$51,2501301.7
70Construction laborers$22,2976,1401.7
71Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive$24,50711,0101.7
72Cement masons and concrete finishers$28,1901,2701.7
73Carpenters$29,3555,9401.7
74Maids and housekeeping cleaners$14,7605,4701.7
75Healthcare support workers$24,8561,0501.7
76Business teachers, postsecondary$69,6703201.7
77Lodging managers$43,5551501.7
78Budget analysts$53,7233301.7
79Gaming supervisors$34,0601201.7
80Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop$14,4503,0401.6
81Administrative services managers$48,1921,5401.6
82Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors$53,4801301.6
83First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers$33,7856401.6
84Occupational therapists$48,8525201.6
85Community and social service specialists$27,5805501.6
86Food servers, nonrestaurant$15,2701,0801.6
87Cooks, institution and cafeteria$17,9922,0201.6
88First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers$23,0324,3901.6
89Surveying and mapping technicians$31,9273401.6
90Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop$14,4772,0201.5
91Health specialties teachers, postsecondary$64,5902601.5
92Court, municipal, and license clerks$25,4653901.5
93Preschool teachers, except special education$24,9971,9601.5
94Police and sheriff's patrol officers$38,2872,8701.5
95First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$46,1823,1901.5
96Medical and public health social workers$40,2976101.5
97Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$53,5033901.5
98Dishwashers$14,1752,8001.5
99Chiropractors$68,0001001.5
100Reporters and correspondents$41,8802201.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in New Mexico

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in New Mexico are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons21,700$20,7321.3
2Cashiers12,130$17,2350.9
3Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive11,010$24,5071.7
4Waiters and waitresses10,500$14,2151.2
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food9,390$14,0971.1
6Office clerks, general9,210$20,9350.8
7Customer service representatives8,840$22,9551.1
8Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners8,440$18,4351.0
9Registered nurses7,520$54,0430.8
10General and operations managers7,440$79,5451.2
11Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand6,980$18,6300.8
12Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks6,740$27,2551.0
13Elementary school teachers, except special education6,510$36,9671.3
14Executive secretaries and administrative assistants6,270$31,8271.1
15Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer6,250$32,0651.1
16Construction laborers6,140$22,2971.7
17Stock clerks and order fillers5,970$20,5021.0
18Security guards5,950$21,5851.4
19Carpenters5,940$29,3551.7
20Personal and home care aides5,900$17,3463.1
21Maids and housekeeping cleaners5,470$14,7601.7
22First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers5,290$33,4171.3
23Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products5,020$41,5620.9
24Receptionists and information clerks4,660$20,8601.1
25Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants4,520$20,0270.9
26First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers4,390$23,0321.6
27Landscaping and groundskeeping workers4,380$18,6821.3
28Cooks, fast food4,260$14,6101.9
29First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers4,250$37,7150.8
30Maintenance and repair workers, general4,080$25,6500.8
31Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education3,740$41,2661.1
32Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education3,670$38,8761.8
33Truck drivers, light or delivery services3,640$27,0101.0
34Accountants and auditors3,450$46,1220.8
35Cooks, restaurant3,380$17,8971.1
36Teacher assistants3,210$14,5760.7
37First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers3,190$46,1821.5
38Telemarketers3,150$26,1402.3
39Automotive service technicians and mechanics3,050$33,1101.2
40Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop3,040$14,4501.6
41Food preparation workers2,930$15,4600.9
42Police and sheriff's patrol officers2,870$38,2871.5
43Dishwashers2,800$14,1751.5
44Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses2,400$38,6100.9
45Business operations specialists2,390$54,5020.7
46Financial managers2,290$65,7751.2
47Electricians2,290$36,4531.0
48Medical assistants2,230$24,7121.5
49Cooks, institution and cafeteria2,020$17,9921.6
50Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop2,020$14,4771.5
51Tellers2,010$19,4101.0
52Preschool teachers, except special education1,960$24,9971.5
53First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,930$45,7271.1
54Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,830$32,2921.4
55Counter and rental clerks1,770$21,0471.0
56Home health aides1,760$21,2600.7
57Healthcare practitioners and technical workers1,700$25,55511.7
58Computer systems analysts1,660$58,2850.8
59Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks1,660$23,6220.6
60First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers1,630$41,0720.7
61Team assemblers1,630$21,8400.4
62Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers1,620$14,3151.0
63Electronics engineers, except computer1,590$82,4053.4
64Helpers--production workers1,590$20,9400.9
65Lawyers1,550$89,2620.7
66Administrative services managers1,540$48,1921.6
67Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products1,520$55,5401.1
68Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,500$37,6200.9
69Social and human service assistants1,390$24,9401.2
70Bartenders1,390$16,9650.8
71Management analysts1,370$61,7750.7
72Managers1,360$69,1531.0
73Sales managers1,340$65,0621.0
74All other information and record clerks1,320$37,4951.2
75Computer support specialists1,320$38,8120.7
76Roustabouts, oil and gas1,310$31,13019.5
77Electrical and electronic engineering technicians1,310$47,3002.1
78Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers1,280$21,1552.2
79Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks1,280$16,6851.8
80Engineering managers1,280$86,3201.7
81Cement masons and concrete finishers1,270$28,1901.7
82Child, family, and school social workers1,270$32,8421.4
83Bus drivers, school1,270$18,7150.9
84Computer programmers1,260$64,5030.8
85Driver/sales workers1,240$24,4100.8
86Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,240$25,3100.6
87Industrial truck and tractor operators1,230$23,0500.5
88Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers1,220$36,7771.4
89Medical secretaries1,190$26,3021.0
90Paralegals and legal assistants1,160$36,3701.3
91Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers1,130$34,7470.6
92Insurance sales agents1,120$44,4201.0
93Postal service mail carriers1,120$44,8350.9
94Packers and packagers, hand1,110$16,0160.4
95Dental assistants1,100$26,7921.1
96Food servers, nonrestaurant1,080$15,2701.6
97First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers1,060$46,6270.9
98Healthcare support workers1,050$24,8561.7
99Social and community service managers1,040$44,4152.5
100Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists1,040$33,2071.2

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