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Teacher Jobs in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is actively recruiting for new teachers who are certified in languages, math, science, or special education at the elementary or high school level. This need is due to statewide shortages in those subject areas. New public school teachers make $31,960 as an annual salary - an amount that increases every year with growing tenure and additional certification. Teachers should note that districts like Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Rio Rancho experience acute need.

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New Mexico Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

9,210

Salary Range

$41,660 - $73,480

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $41,660 to $73,480 a year in New Mexico. There are around nine thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque3,260$45,170
Farmington740$47,560
Santa Fe610$56,580

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

230

Salary Range

$44,280 - $86,360

English teachers have a salary range between $44,280 to $86,360 a year in New Mexico, with over 230 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

Total Employed

5,820

Salary Range

$41,150 - $70,790

As a high school teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $41,150 - $70,790. There are around five thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque2,670$46,600
Las Cruces630$56,580
Farmington330$49,350
Santa Fe220$48,540

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

70

Salary Range

$52,120 - $96,790

In New Mexico, a history teacher's salary may range from $52,120 to $96,790. There are around seventy employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

1,340

Salary Range

$37,350 - $67,100

Kindergarten teachers in New Mexico, can earn between $37,350 to $67,100 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque590$41,080
Santa Fe100$54,320
Farmington70$44,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

20,210

Salary Range

$37,350 - $91,460

As a math teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $37,350 - $91,460. New Mexico is home to about twenty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Total Employed

1,000

Salary Range

$17,810 - $60,440

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $17,810 to $60,440 a year in New Mexico. New Mexico is home to about 1000 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque420$36,580
Las Cruces130$22,650
Farmington70$18,840
Santa Fe-$42,040

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

1,770

Salary Range

$20,390 - $44,760

In New Mexico, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $20,390 to $44,760, with over 1,770 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque700$26,090
Farmington200$27,380
Las Cruces190$24,500
Santa Fe130$31,870

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

1,760

Salary Range

$32,190 - $99,670

As a school administrator in New Mexico you can expect to make between $32,190 - $99,670. New Mexico is home to about a thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque120$49,220

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque520$73,130
Las Cruces180$76,950
Santa Fe140$75,320
Farmington80$73,370

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

1,640

Salary Range

$34,560 - $74,110

School counselors in New Mexico, can earn between $34,560 to $74,110 a year, with over 1,640 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque750$41,750
Las Cruces210$55,950
Farmington120$46,610
Santa Fe80$60,530

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

630

Salary Range

$39,560 - $72,780

School librarians have a salary range between $39,560 to $72,780 a year in New Mexico. New Mexico is home to about 630 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque240$48,580
Santa Fe60$47,580
Farmington40$54,970
Las Cruces40$55,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

3,250

Salary Range

$39,900 - $85,830

In New Mexico, a special education teacher's salary may range from $39,900 to $85,830. New Mexico is home to about three thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque650$44,550
Farmington130$49,020
Santa Fe90$68,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque410$43,700
Farmington50$46,070
Santa Fe40$56,380
Las Cruces-$50,070

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque590$46,390
Farmington60$47,470
Santa Fe50$66,840

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

4,550

Salary Range

$17,280 - $27,300

In New Mexico, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $17,280 to $27,300. New Mexico is home to about four thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe430$23,380
Farmington310$18,440
Albuquerque-$24,830
Las Cruces-$17,280

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

7,940

Salary Range

$17,770 - $30,260

In New Mexico, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,770 to $30,260. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque3,670$20,960
Las Cruces830$25,240
Farmington540$19,330
Santa Fe340$26,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in New Mexico

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Albuquerque Public Schools1636,185
Las Cruces Public Schools421,628
Rio Rancho Public Schools191,052
Santa Fe Public Schools30991
Gadsden Independent Schools21899
Gallup-Mckinley County Schools37829
Farmington Municipal Schools20736
Roswell Independent School District22588
Hobbs Municipal Schools District18526
Clovis Municipal School District19509
Los Lunas Public Schools16462
Central Consolidated Schools17392
Carlsbad Municipal School District14374
Alamogordo Public Schools15363
Deming Public School District11341
Belen Consolidated Schools District11270
Espanola Municipal Schools District15264
Los Alamos Public Schools District7257
Grants-Cibola County Schools District11252
Artesia Public Schools District10236
Bernalillo Public Schools District10224
Lovington Public Schools District10216
Taos Municipal Schools District10215
Silver City Consolidated School District9207
Aztec Municipal Schools District7206
Portales Municipal Schools District6193
Bloomfield Municipal Schools District7187
Moriarty-Edgewood Scool District8170
Socorro Consolidated Schools District7127
Ruidoso Municipal Schools District5123
Las Vegas City Public Schools District8120
West Las Vegas Public Schools District10112
Pojoaque Valley Public School District5111
Zuni Public Schools District595
Cobre Consolidated Schools District694
Truth or Consequences Schools District588
Raton Public Schools District587
Hatch Valley Public Schools District585
Dexter Consolidated Schools District376
Tularosa Municipal Schools District471
Tucumcari Public Schools District370
Dulce Independent Schools District361
Estancia Municipal Schools District654
Pecos Independent Schools District353
Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools District553
Cuba Independent Schools District348
Eunice Municipal Schools District347
Cimarron Public Schools District643
Loving Municipal Schools District341
Lordsburg Municipal Schools District540

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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