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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

7,950

Salary Range

$43,880 - $87,590

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,880 to $87,590 a year in New Mexico. There are around seven thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe660$71,040
Farmington520$50,310
Albuquerque2$56,840
Las Cruces1$71,330

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

Total Employed

290

Salary Range

$52,940 - $103,500

English teachers have a salary range between $52,940 to $103,500 a year in New Mexico, with over 290 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

Total Employed

6,560

Salary Range

$41,560 - $80,040

As a high school teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $41,560 - $80,040. There are around six thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe400$69,830
Farmington390$52,000
Albuquerque3$48,170

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

Total Employed

100

Salary Range

$59,770 - $112,070

In New Mexico, a history teacher's salary may range from $59,770 to $112,070. There are around 100 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

1,160

Salary Range

$44,620 - $89,010

Kindergarten teachers in New Mexico, can earn between $44,620 to $89,010 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque330$65,440
Farmington330$48,900
Las Cruces110$72,760
Santa Fe-$72,750

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

Total Employed

19,940

Salary Range

$41,560 - $104,270

As a math teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $41,560 - $104,270. New Mexico is home to about nineteen thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque90$85,930

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

2,250

Salary Range

$21,190 - $52,650

In New Mexico, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $21,190 to $52,650, with over 2,250 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe160$34,390
Farmington120$35,550
Las Cruces80$43,240
Albuquerque1$28,710

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

Total Employed

1,960

Salary Range

$33,510 - $103,550

As a school administrator in New Mexico you can expect to make between $33,510 - $103,550. 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
Albuquerque160$43,960

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
Albuquerque630$79,390
Las Cruces200$88,130
Santa Fe130$85,830
Farmington100$81,560

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

1,570

Salary Range

$37,220 - $90,130

School counselors in New Mexico, can earn between $37,220 to $90,130 a year, with over 1,570 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque560$53,640
Las Cruces160$59,990
Farmington150$45,130
Santa Fe140$61,200

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

780

Salary Range

$39,070 - $82,190

School librarians have a salary range between $39,070 to $82,190 a year in New Mexico. New Mexico is home to about 780 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque380$50,190
Santa Fe70$51,840
Las Cruces50$55,510
Farmington40$55,940

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

Total Employed

2,260

Salary Range

$38,620 - $94,550

In New Mexico, a special education teacher's salary may range from $38,620 to $94,550. New Mexico is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque340$65,210
Farmington100$54,640

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
Albuquerque310$48,730
Farmington40$51,110

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
Albuquerque470$50,030
Santa Fe80$58,730
Farmington60$54,650

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

Total Employed

3,500

Salary Range

$18,520 - $36,440

In New Mexico, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,520 to $36,440. New Mexico is home to about three thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque580$23,540
Las Cruces500$23,070
Santa Fe270$28,190

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

Total Employed

7,430

Salary Range

$18,490 - $31,280

In New Mexico, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $18,490 to $31,280. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Las Cruces840$27,930
Farmington480$20,600
Santa Fe380$27,560
Albuquerque3$22,580

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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