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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

7,650

Salary Range

$44,940 - $84,730

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $44,940 to $84,730 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 Fe 550 $62,990
Farmington 530 $67,770
Albuquerque 2,710 $56,230
Las Cruces 1,130 $68,590

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

Total Employed

100

Salary Range

$39,380 - $85,900

English teachers have a salary range between $39,380 to $85,900 a year in New Mexico, with over 100 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

Learn how to become a high school teacher.

Total Employed

6,880

Salary Range

$45,850 - $84,930

As a high school teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $45,850 - $84,930. 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
Las Cruces 970 $71,220
Santa Fe 870 $65,280
Farmington 320 $59,820
Albuquerque 2,720 $51,790

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

Learn how to become a history teacher.

Total Employed

40

Salary Range

$56,840 - $92,920

In New Mexico, a history teacher's salary may range from $56,840 to $92,920. There are around forty employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

1,370

Salary Range

$40,850 - $75,540

Kindergarten teachers in New Mexico, can earn between $40,850 to $75,540 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 660 $52,010
Farmington 40 $61,040
Las Cruces 130 $65,790
Santa Fe - $50,220

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

19,260

Salary Range

$40,850 - $98,490

As a math teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $40,850 - $98,490. New Mexico is home to about nineteen thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

680

Salary Range

$22,060 - $72,630

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $22,060 to $72,630 a year in New Mexico. New Mexico is home to about 680 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe 70 $28,990
Farmington 50 -
Albuquerque 310 $38,090

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

Total Employed

2,910

Salary Range

$22,160 - $54,830

In New Mexico, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,160 to $54,830, with over 2,910 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Las Cruces 320 $26,140
Farmington 260 $35,360
Santa Fe 180 $37,440
Albuquerque 1,450 $33,340

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

School administrator talks to a student

Total Employed

1,850

Salary Range

$35,190 - $114,380

As a school administrator in New Mexico you can expect to make between $35,190 - $114,380. 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
Albuquerque 170 $47,610

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
Santa Fe 90 $89,690
Farmington 80 $93,210
Albuquerque 670 $84,220
Las Cruces 180 $81,460

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

1,630

Salary Range

$45,310 - $86,560

School counselors in New Mexico, can earn between $45,310 to $86,560 a year, with over 1,630 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 730 $54,520
Las Cruces 170 $62,050
Farmington 120 $69,370
Santa Fe 120 $62,830

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

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Total Employed

1,140

Salary Range

$40,690 - $77,900

In New Mexico, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,690 to $77,900. New Mexico is home to about a thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 420 $47,160
Las Cruces 200 $67,890

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

Largest School Districts in New Mexico

School District Schools Teachers
Albuquerque Public Schools 163 6,185
Las Cruces Public Schools 42 1,628
Rio Rancho Public Schools 19 1,052
Santa Fe Public Schools 30 991
Gadsden Independent Schools 21 899
Gallup-Mckinley County Schools 37 829
Farmington Municipal Schools 20 736
Roswell Independent School District 22 588
Hobbs Municipal Schools District 18 526
Clovis Municipal School District 19 509
Los Lunas Public Schools 16 462
Central Consolidated Schools 17 392
Carlsbad Municipal School District 14 374
Alamogordo Public Schools 15 363
Deming Public School District 11 341
Belen Consolidated Schools District 11 270
Espanola Municipal Schools District 15 264
Los Alamos Public Schools District 7 257
Grants-Cibola County Schools District 11 252
Artesia Public Schools District 10 236
Bernalillo Public Schools District 10 224
Lovington Public Schools District 10 216
Taos Municipal Schools District 10 215
Silver City Consolidated School District 9 207
Aztec Municipal Schools District 7 206
Portales Municipal Schools District 6 193
Bloomfield Municipal Schools District 7 187
Moriarty-Edgewood Scool District 8 170
Socorro Consolidated Schools District 7 127
Ruidoso Municipal Schools District 5 123
Las Vegas City Public Schools District 8 120
West Las Vegas Public Schools District 10 112
Pojoaque Valley Public School District 5 111
Zuni Public Schools District 5 95
Cobre Consolidated Schools District 6 94
Truth or Consequences Schools District 5 88
Raton Public Schools District 5 87
Hatch Valley Public Schools District 5 85
Dexter Consolidated Schools District 3 76
Tularosa Municipal Schools District 4 71
Tucumcari Public Schools District 3 70
Dulce Independent Schools District 3 61
Estancia Municipal Schools District 6 54
Pecos Independent Schools District 3 53
Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools District 5 53
Cuba Independent Schools District 3 48
Eunice Municipal Schools District 3 47
Cimarron Public Schools District 6 43
Loving Municipal Schools District 3 41
Lordsburg Municipal Schools District 5 40

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

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